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More Harassment and Discrimination Protections for New York Employees

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group New anti-harassment laws recently signed by New York’s governor aim to provide additional support for the state’s employees. Senate Bill S812B establishes a toll-free, confidential hotline that employees working in New York can call if they need help with workplace harassment complaints. Additionally, Senate Bill S5870 broadens the [...]

2022-05-03T15:53:50-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|0 Comments

SCAD Accused of Racial Discrimination by Three Employees

By: Sam Mukiibi, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group A third former employee of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has accused the college of racial discrimination and retaliation. Former English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, Shantell Colebrooke, has filed a charged with the EEOC contending that she was fired not only because she [...]

2022-05-03T10:58:37-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SCAD Accused of Racial Discrimination by Three Employees

Google Faces Racial Bias Lawsuit

By: Sam Mukiibi, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group A new lawsuit filed against Google alleges racial bias against Black employees along with promoting a hostile work environment. The plaintiff, who is seeking class certification, accuses the search engine giant of systemic, race-based discrimination against herself and other Black employees.  The complaint alleges that the [...]

2022-04-18T14:26:58-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Google Faces Racial Bias Lawsuit

Age Discrimination Prevalent in Hiring Process Amid Labor Shortage  

By: Carla Agbiro, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group Hiring new employees amid the pandemic has proven challenging for some companies, but certain hurdles may make it even more difficult for some people seeking employment. A new survey suggests that up to 45% of managers admit to ageism (age bias) during the recruiting process. The [...]

2022-05-02T13:07:55-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Age Discrimination Prevalent in Hiring Process Amid Labor Shortage  

New Law Requires New York City to Disclose Pay in Job Ads 

A new salary disclosure law was recently passed, impacting businesses with employees in New York City. Under the new law, which goes into effect in May 2022, any employer with more than four employees in New York City who advertises a job must state the minimum and maximum salary offered for that position in the [...]

2022-04-29T09:28:50-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on New Law Requires New York City to Disclose Pay in Job Ads