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Taking a stand against religious discrimination

There are many examples of unlawful discrimination in the workplace, but some can be particularly upsetting for those who are subjected to mistreatment. For example, someone who experiences discrimination on the basis of their faith may feel very uncomfortable. Some may be afraid to speak out, others may boldly move forward with a complaint. If you have had your rights as an employee violated, please do not be hesitant to stand up for yourself. Employers who discriminate or tolerate discrimination against staff members must be held responsible for their actions. Sadly, this keeps happening in workspaces across New York.

A look at minimum wage violations

The rights of workers are disregarded in many ways, whether someone is subjected to discrimination based on their faith or gender or they are sexually harassed while trying to work. Employee rights violations also include wage violations, from denied overtime and denied breaks to violations related to minimum wage. Unfortunately, many hard-working people have been illegally paid less than minimum wage for their efforts and our law office believes this cannot be tolerated. Too many employers across New York have taken advantage of their workers, who are may already in a vulnerable position, by failing to pay them minimum wage.

Denied overtime and non-payment of wages

As a worker, there are many different challenges that may arise in the workplace. We have discussed discrimination and sexual harassment, which are certainly concerning facets of employment law. However, the rights of workers are violated in many other ways, some of which involve wages. For example, an employee may be denied overtime that they should have received or their employer may fail to pay them the wages that they are owed. We find this especially concerning and believe that employers who violate their workers' rights should be held fully responsible.

Addressing gender discrimination

Employees are treated unfairly in many different ways. Some workers are not paid properly, whether their wages are withheld or they are denied overtime. Moreover, some are subjected to harassment or wrongfully fired. However, discrimination is a particularly concerning problem in the workplace and we have covered some of the different ways in which it occurs (discrimination over age, religious beliefs or a disability). In this post, we will analyze gender discrimination and some of the consequences it may have for workers in White Plains and all over New York.

What is disability discrimination?

From discrimination involving religious beliefs to unfair treatment over age and gender, there are all sorts of examples of discrimination. That said, employees across New York should bear in mind that other types of discrimination are also against the law. For example, some employers discriminate against protected employees because of their disability and this discrimination can make life incredibly hard for people in this position. Those who experience disability discrimination may face emotional challenges, feeling humiliated or depressed. However, they may also face serious financial hardships and have their entire life shattered as a result of the mistreatment and they should seek justice.

Speaking out against sexual harassment

From age discrimination to unpaid wages, we have gone over various facets of employment law on this blog. However, there are other examples of the violations of worker rights which are rampant in the workplace, such as sexual harassment. In recent months, this topic has received quite a bit of attention in the media and many people have realized how prevalent sexual harassment is throughout society. Sadly, even though there has been so much attention devoted to sexual harassment it continues to occur in workspaces across New York and it is essential for victims to have the courage to step forward.

Discrimination due to religious beliefs

On this blog, we have discussed age discrimination and there are other ways in which illegal discrimination occurs in workspaces across the country, such as the mistreatment of workers based on their gender or ethnicity. However, discrimination due to religious beliefs is yet another way in which workers are mistreated and if you have experienced this type of employee rights violation, you should consider your options. Filing a complaint may be the best way to move forward or you may even decide to file suit against your employer (or former employer). Regardless, this behavior must be addressed.

Discrimination over religious beliefs

Employees experience discrimination in many different ways and for a variety of reasons. Some workers' rights are violated because of their ethnicity or gender, while age is another reason why some people are treated unfairly and in a way which violates the law. Moreover, religious beliefs are yet another reason why some employees are subjected to illegal discrimination and it is crucial for anyone who has experienced these challenges to take action. By holding violators accountable, victims may be able to get the justice they deserve and the likelihood of future violations may be lessened.

Recognizing age discrimination

There are a number of ways in which workers are unlawfully mistreated in the workplace, from wage violations to racial discrimination. However, some people are also subjected to discrimination on the basis of their age. It is important to recognize the different ways that age discrimination manifests in workplaces across the state of New York and you may want to consider taking action if you have been subjected to illegal discrimination. In this blog, we will look into some of the different ways that people are discriminated against due to their age.

Why do tipped workers make a lower minimum wage?

If you look at a paycheck of a tipped employee in New York, you would see that their hourly wage is lower than the state's minimum wage of $15. This is because employers of tipped workers are allowed a tip credit which results in less money out of their own pockets. While this practice has been going on for years, the governor of New York is working to get rid of the credit, arguing it results in unfair and unbalanced wage totals as well as discrimination.

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