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We fight for the rights of employees in New York City and San Francisco. We have the experience and resources to take on companies of all sizes in individual cases and class actions.

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From Our Blog

Preventing Sexual Harassment: The Responsibilities of California Employers

Whether you’re a man or a woman, being the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace can be a harrowing experience. According to the American Association of University Women, when workers are sexually harassed on the job, it can have negative effects on their psychological and economic health, as well
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New York City Company Under Fire for Alleged Disability Discrimination

All workers in New York City have the right to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace, but one recently-filed lawsuit illustrates how destructive it can be when employees with disabilities are singled out for discrimination on the job. Five employees at Barclays Center recently filed a lawsuit
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New York City Diner Featured in ‘Seinfeld’ Accused of Disability Discrimination

When Tom's Restaurant in New York City was featured in episodes of ‘Seinfeld’ in the 1990s, there was usually some comedic event going on. But in real life, according to one wheelchair-bound New Yorker, the disability discrimination currently happening in the restaurant is no laughing matter. According to a lawsuit
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New York City Clothing Store Accused of Ignoring Sexual Harassment

A former employee of the clothing store Urban Outfitters is suing the company for sexual harassment and workplace retaliation by using the old adage, “the customer is always right,” as an excuse to ignore the inappropriate sexual conduct of its customers. According to her suit, Tatiana Swiderski experienced the first
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Non-Compete Agreements are Bad for Business

As you may know, New York and most other states do not prohibit non-compete agreements. In fact, NY courts will enforce these agreements. In California, non-compete agreements have been prohibited since 1850 and many believe that this policy has contributed to the growth of California’s economy and especially so in
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New York Non-Compete Agreements Are Loaded Weapons

There is a great blog by Michael Helfand in Today’s Workplace on non-compete agreements. The point of the post is that more employers today are requiring people to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of employment. It is an employer’s market with so many hungry job applicants and employers are
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