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Red Cross Off the Hook

In Amarosa v. American National Red Cross, the Eastern District of New York court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment. Amarosa argued that she was a victim of age discrimination. Age discrimination claims brought under the NYSHRL are analyzed in the same manner as federal claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act […]

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome be Grounds for a Reasonable Accommodation?

In EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Ford and remanded the case for further proceedings. The issue at hand was whether a telecommuting arrangement could be a reasonable accommodation for an employee suffering from a debilitating disability. […]

In the Land of Start-Ups, 40 can be Considered a Dinosaur

A terminated employee at the ripe old age of 43 was able to defeat a motion for a summary judgment for age discrimination.  Plaintiff Frederick Brown sued his former employer Crowdtwist under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) alleging age and disability discrimination.  The court denied the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment as […]

“Buffalo Jills” Have Little to Cheer About

NFL cheerleaders have been garnering a lot of attention lately, but probably not in the way that their teams had intended. On Tuesday, members of the “Buffalo Jills” filed suit against the Buffalo Bills, Citadel Communications Company, and Stejon Productions. Since 1986, management of the cheerleading team has rested in private entities. Allegedly, those entities […]

The Social Media Lag

Due to the time-consuming, give-and-take nature of American democracy, our laws often lag behind shifting societal priorities and real-time innovation. Consequently, legislators have only just begun to acknowledge the role of social media as an integral component of the national economy and increasingly, as a catalyst for legal controversy. In the context of the workplace, […]

Chef in Hot Water with 1.6 Million Verdict for Sexual Orientation and Religious Discrimination

On March 20, 2014, Mirella Salemi a New York chef, was awarded a $1.6 million verdict after her employer, defendant Edward Globokar, discriminated against her based on her sexual orientation and religion.  The New York Appeals court ordered Edward to pay Salemi $400,000 in compensatory damages and $1.2 million in punitive damages. Salemi sued under […]

McDonalds Faces a “Supersized” Class Action Lawsuit

McDonalds employees working at McDonald’s franchises in New York, California and Michigan have filed a lawsuit against both McDonalds the company as well as several franchise owners of McDonalds.  The employees are accusing McDonalds of various illegal labor practices such as violating minimum wage and overtime regulations. “Our wages are already at rock bottom,” said […]

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