Discrimination

Equal Pay Protections Expanded

In late 2019, New York State expanded equal pay protections to employees of all classes and characteristics covered by the State’s anti-discrimination in the workplace law. As a result, pay discrimination claims can be based not only on gender, as the prior law had mandated, but also age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, …

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EEOC: Applicants’ Religious Beliefs Must Be Considered

EEOC: Applicants’ Religious Beliefs Must Be Considered A recent settlement agreement between United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) serves as a reminder that accommodating job applicants’ religious beliefs supersedes an organization’s appearance policy in most cases, even when the job’s role is public-facing. UPS agreed to pay $4.9 million …

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FORMER EMPLOYEE ALLOWED TO BRING AGE DISCRIMINATION CASE DESPITE SIGNING A SEVERANCE AGREEMENT WITH GENERAL RELEASE

A former United Parcel Service (UPS) employee who signed a separation agreement that did not reference the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) could still bring an ADEA claim, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York ruled, in a decision issued in January 2019. The employee was over 40 years old …

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