The joy that comes along with learning that a person is expecting a baby can feel overwhelming. Many New York residents may want to spread the news as soon as possible, but for others, they may have feelings of apprehension. Mothers-to-be who are employed may feel particularly worried about telling their bosses about their pregnancies due to fear about pregnancy discrimination.
The workplace should be an environment free from unjust perceptions, where employees are treated equally and reviewed, compensated and promoted based on their skills. Unfortunately, New York employers continue to allow workplace discrimination to flourish. Nearly half of all women in the United States report experiencing gender-based discrimination in their place of work.
Three women who used to work at Google have claimed that they were mistreated on the basis of their gender. For instance, the women allegedly received systematically less pay compared with their male colleagues, which is illegal in New York and other states. The women have thus filed a suit against this internet giant.
A former women's college dean recently claimed that the college discriminated her on the basis of her gender. She has therefore decided to file a lawsuit against the college. Employees in New York who face gender discrimination have the right to take legal action.
An African-American man in another state recently claimed that a food service company prevented him from having the same employment opportunities as other workers simply because of his race. As a result, he has filed a lawsuit against the company. Employees in New York who experience race discrimination have the right to explore all of their legal options, including filing discrimination claims.
A woman who used to work as an anchor at a local television station in another state recently claimed that she suffered from gender and age discrimination. She has thus decided to file a lawsuit against the owner of the station. When employees in New York face illegal discrimination, it is within their rights to seek justice through the civil court system.
A former employee of a virtual reality business in another state recently claimed she suffered gender discrimination along with sexual harassment. Both of these behaviors are illegal at companies throughout the United States, including those in New York. The woman has therefore filed a lawsuit against the startup.
A woman in another state recently claimed she was mistreated on the job on account of her disability and gender. The woman has therefore filed a lawsuit against a laboratory affiliated with a university as well as the university's board of regents. When an employee in New York experiences disability or gender discrimination in the workplace, it is within his or her rights to try to hold his or her employer accountable through the legal system.
A woman in another state recently claimed that she suffered pay discrimination simply due to being a woman. She has therefore filed a lawsuit against the university where she is a full professor. Sex bias in the workplace is illegal in the state of New York and all other states, so when it happens, the employer may be held legally responsible.
Yesterday, you may have noticed fewer female co-workers on the job. Even if you didn't, your social media accounts were likely populated with mentions of "A Day Without Women." This was all the result of International Women's Day, which is a day dedicated to acknowledging the challenges and contributions of women in the workplace.