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Am I being discriminated against based on disability?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Even during the long-distance work schedules of the COVID-19 pandemic, disabled individuals have had trouble finding work. For those who already have positions, it has been a struggle to remain employed. However, it can be very difficult to determine what actually constitutes disability discrimination, and what is within the bounds of acceptable employer behavior…. Read More »

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Have I been wrongfully terminated?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Like every other state in the U.S., New York is an “at-will” state, meaning that with rare exceptions, any employee may be terminated, at any time, for any reason. However, those exceptions are important – there are certain occasions in which a firing can be unlawful, and if you believe that yours was, it… Read More »

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How will my pregnancy be handled at work?

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For many people, becoming pregnant is a joyous event. However, those people who are able to bear children can very often experience discrimination on the job, for a variety of reasons. If you are experiencing unequal or unfair treatment due to your pregnancy, or to complications resulting from your pregnancy, neither federal law nor… Read More »

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Is there ever a time when an employer can legally discriminate?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Employment discrimination is uniformly seen as unfair or unethical, but many are unaware that there are several ways that an employer can legally discriminate. If you suspect that you are being discriminated against at work, it is a good idea to contact a knowledgeable attorney to determine that you do in fact have a… Read More »

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What exactly is a hostile work environment?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

One of the most overused phrases when dealing with problems at work is the ‘hostile work environment.’ While no employee should ever feel unsafe at work, a true ‘hostile work environment’ has a fairly narrow definition, and if one exists at your place of work, it is actionable. However, it is crucial that you… Read More »

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Do I get meal and rest breaks during the workday?

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Everyone needs to eat and use the restroom during a given day, even at work. Many employees are surprised to know that meal and rest breaks are not covered under federal law, and many employers would not offer them if not pushed to by custom. That said, New York law does require certain breaks… Read More »

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Can I be discriminated against based on my hairstyle?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Numerous instances of discrimination based on hairstyle have been in the news in recent years, wherein people of color have been denied opportunities or punished because of a perception that their natural hair is unkempt or dirty. Courts have been unsympathetic to these claims of discrimination so far, but some states are choosing to… Read More »

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Does requiring a mask or face covering at work violate the ADA?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and their employees are having to adapt quickly, and have the ability to adapt quickly again, without necessarily having a clear answer on what is best for the situation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the issue of face masks; some places require them, while… Read More »

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Have I been misclassified by my employer, and how does it affect me?

By Mansell Law, LLC |

Given the massive changes to the global economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had to think on their feet and adapt quickly to the changing world. Adjustments like working at home, granting more employee autonomy, and the like have become part of the business world. However, an employer will sometimes… Read More »

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