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Category: Discrimination and Harassment

“Ok, Boomer?” Not Okay – Supreme Court Says Federal Workers Can Sue Over ANY Age Related Adverse Employment Action

In January 2020, in a case pending before the United States Supreme Court, Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts posed the question to plaintiff’s counsel, if asking “OK, Boomer?” just once during the hiring …

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New York State Protects Employee’s Disclosure of Reproductive Health “Decision-Making”

As of November 2019, New York State prohibits employment discrimination based on an employee’s or an employee’s dependent’s “reproductive health decision-making.”  This would include questions regarding whether an employee plans to explore in vitro fertilization, …

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NYC Commission on Human Rights Settles With Hairstylist to the Stars for $70,000 for Hair Discrimination Claim

The New York City Commission on Human Rights recently reached its first settlement under the new law prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyles.  The case involved a claim against a hairstylist to the stars.  Sharon Dorram …

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Test for Illegal Drugs is Not an Impermissible Medical Examination, Even if the Test Uncovers Lawful Drug Use

Did you know there are rules for employers on conducting medical examinations of employees? If this is news to you, there are!  Generally, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits a medical examination of an …

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