Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal in All 50 States

  Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal Nationwide The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is the federal agency tasked with enforcing the federal anti-discrimination laws, recently clarified in a ruling that the federal discrimination laws already prohibit discrimination based on an employees sexual orientation.   The EEOC ruled that discrimination against gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers is […]

New York Severance Agreements

We get a lot of calls from executives who are considering New York severance agreements.  In this post, we will cover the basics. As a general rule, employment relationships in New York are at-will. Typically, that means you can be terminated for any reason (or even no reason), so long as your employer is not […]

New York Non Compete Agreements Can Shackle Your Career

Historically, New York non compete agreements have been used to protect narrow and legitimate interests. For instance, a non-compete clause might limit the ability of high-level executives with access to trade secrets to use that information to a company’s disadvantage.  Or a non-compete agreement might allow a company to sideline a former employee with deep […]

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 claiming that workers with disabilities […]