New York employers are prohibited by federal, state, and local laws from engaging in pregnancy-related discrimination. Companies must also comply with statutes regarding leaves of absence for conditions and situations associated with pregnancy. However, many employees either do not understand their rights or have the legal background necessary to enforce them. If you are facing…

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Even as you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child, your joy can quickly turn to distress if you are discriminated against on account of your pregnancy. Fortunately, federal and New Jersey state pregnancy statutes protect your rights and provide you with options if you are subject to unfair treatment by your employer. In…

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One of the most common questions our office hears from employees and employers alike is Pennsylvania an at-will employment state? Like most states across the country, Pennsylvania is considered an “at-will” employment state. This means that in general, an employer can fire an employee at any time and for any reason without recourse by the…

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When it comes to employment and termination, an employee may have many questions about their rights.  New Jersey is considered to be an at-will state. “At-will” means that an employee works “at the will of” the employer, and can be fired without cause.  Employment laws and contracts limit the ability of an employer to unfairly…

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When it comes to hiring and firing workers in New York, employers and employees alike have many questions about their rights. “At-will” means that an employee works “at the will of” the employer, and thus can be fired without cause.  However, employees have many rights through laws and contracts that limit the ability of an…

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Sexual harassment occurs when an employee is treated differently because of his or her sex. An incident of sexual harassment can easily become entangled with other types of employee rights violations, such as when the victim faces retaliation for how he or she chooses to handle the harassment. There are a number of laws aimed…

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Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination remains a serious problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. According to data provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families, nearly 31,000 cases of pregnancy discrimination were filed with federal and state agencies between 2011 and 2015. Undoubtedly, there are many incidents of pregnancy discrimination in which claims are…

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