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City workers are essential to keeping the public clean, safe, and functioning smoothly. A significant portion of infrastructure, however, is not actually owned by the city. The MTA, for instance, which runs New York City’s subway system, is operated as a private corporation. But transportation is just one of many critical public services to cities. As such, many city workers are hired as private contractors through third parties, like the MTA, to perform essential work.
City workers are entitled to prevailing
Monique Thacker, a HSBC executive who worked at the financial institution for nearly a decade, recently sued her employer for national origin discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. According to the complaint filed in New York federal court, Thacker “was subjected to adverse employment actions and treated differently and worse than her white counterparts because of her national origin and because she raised concerns about serious compliance and regulatory issues.”
Thacker’s Experience With Discrimination and Retaliation at HSBC
Despite being one of the bank’s
Is your supervisor retaliating against you in your workplace? If so, seek legal assistance from the employment lawyers at the Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis, located in New York City and in Livingston, New Jersey. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting workplace violations or other improper behavior. Call us today at (646) 430-7930 to schedule a free case evaluation and receive experienced legal counsel.
Our employment lawyers specialize in many areas of the law,
In response to widespread criticism of the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020, which sought to impose a near-total ban on non-competes, the Council of the District of Columbia has amended the law and postponed its enforcement date. The revised ban, named the Non-Compete Clarification Amendment Act of 2022, will be enforced starting October 1, 2022.
The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020
The District of Columbia Council had passed the original ban in a 12-0 vote on
Are you experiencing sex-based discrimination at work? If so, seek legal assistance from the employment lawyers at the Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis, located in New York City and in Livingston, New Jersey. Contact us today at (201) 817-9650 to schedule a free case evaluation and receive experienced legal counsel.
In August 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Skywest Airlines for creating a hostile work environment for female employee, Sarah Budd. Budd experienced sexual harassment from multiple male colleagues. When she reported their behavior, the airlines purportedly retaliated against her. According to an EEOC press release, “Utah-based SkyWest Airlines violated federal law by subjecting a female parts clerk to sexual harassment.”
Sexual Harassment in the Skywest Airlines Workplace
In the EEOC’s lawsuit, the EEOC states that “explicit
Nine former workers at Fox Sports have sued the network for using COVID as a front for age discrimination. In the 21-page complaint, the workers claim that they were told to stay at home due to pandemic-related office closures and then left in limbo for over a year, not knowing whether their jobs were secure.
Older Workers Sent Home and Shunned
According to a Law360 article, the nine ex-workers range from 49 to 80 years old and had worked in Fox’s graphic
Have you experienced disability discrimination in the workplace? If so, seek legal assistance from the employment lawyers at the Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis, located in New York City and in Livingston, New Jersey. Contact us today at (646) 430-7930 to schedule a free case evaluation and receive experienced legal counsel.
Once again, Walmart has found itself as a target of discrimination claims. On August 8th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the retail giant for disability discrimation in one of its South Carolina locations. According to a press release from the agency, the lawsuit involves Walmart’s violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) after it failed to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee with a disability.
Luis Quiñones, hired by Walmart as a stockperson, originally had his disability needs accommodated
Chipotle workers in New York won a $20 million settlement from their employer for violating a series of state labor laws. The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection found the make-your-own burrito company in breach of the state’s Fair Workweek law as well as Paid Safe and Sick Leave law infringements.
The original suit filed, during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure, initially sought $1 million in fines and restitution for about 2,600 workers. Since then, revelations about the