United Capital Financial Advisers is being sued by a former employee who claims she experienced racial discrimination and retaliation at the firm.
Tracey Chung alleges that her supervisor would publicly humiliate and berate her, and constantly micromanage her work, according to a lawsuit filed last week in a Dallas, Texas federal court. Chung claims that she was singled out by this supervisor because she was the only Asian woman in the office and was viewed as an easy target.
Chung reported the behavior to the
Employers in China routinely ask female job candidates discriminatory questions on job applications, such as whether a woman is married or has children. Some companies even make female employees sign special agreements to not get pregnant for a certain amount of time. Although these practices are technically illegal in China, they are increasingly common. With China facing an aging crisis because of its previous one-child policy, there is a movement to stimulate a baby boom. Some argue that this movement
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Recently, the highest federal appeals court in New York reviewed the age discrimination claim of a human resources worker of the Archdiocese of New York. The worker, Michael Franchino, who was 67 years old at the time of his firing, previously claimed at the trial level that he was a victim of age discrimination in the human resources department of the Archdiocese of New York after he endured years of age-related jokes made by his peers while management stood idly
The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis filed an overtime lawsuit against Allied Universal on behalf of all hourly Airport Security Agents, Lead Airport Security Agents, Operations Assistants, and Supervisors at John F. Kennedy International Airport (“JFK”). The lawsuit was originally filed in October 2017, and is now proceeding to discovery following an Initial Conference in the Eastern District of New York.
The lawsuit alleges that Allied Universal forced Security Agents, Operations Assistants and Supervisors to work “off-the-clock” before their scheduled
If you are an independent contractor in New York, life just became easier for you. New local and state laws extended rights to independent contractors that were once limited to employees. You will enjoy better legal standings if you face harassment, discrimination or nonpayment for your work.
This is welcome news if you enjoy working as a freelancer but never appreciated the limits on enforcing your rights. Here are summaries of these new laws and how they will help you.
Customer service is an often-thankless occupation and to make matters worse, it is an underpaid one too. While those who answer customer questions, solve technical issues, and monitor complaints are essential to business, but the denial of overtime pay and other wage violations are too common among this group.
Fortunately, class certification and settlements arise from New York Labor Law and Fair Labor Standards Act claims. This allows workers options and the ability to enforce the fair payment of their wages.
Despite the fact there are federal and state laws preventing discrimination based on pregnancy, these incidents remain too common. Women may face resistance when they request maternity leave and return to work only to face retaliation with demotion, pay reduction or termination.
These instances of gender discrimination are actionable and it may be possible to receive compensation if this happens to you. Here are the laws preventing pregnancy discrimination and what to do if you face this ordeal.
The Pregnancy Discrimination
When you face a cancer diagnosis, you already fear for your life. If your job is also at stake, that only adds to the stress, especially if you rely on health insurance provided by your employer.
If your employer has more than 15 employees, they must accommodate you as you go through cancer diagnosis and treatment. Failure to follow through may be a violation of the act and entitle you to damages. Here is how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)