New York has long adhered to the “at will” employment rule, and does not recognize a freestanding claim for “wrongful termination” in and of itself. Courts state the at-will rule as follows: Where a term of employment is for an indefinite period of time, it is presumed to be an employment at will that is…Read More New York’s At-Will Employment Rule
In employment discrimination law, the phrase “hostile work environment” has a very specific meaning that does not encompass all circumstances that the word “hostile” might suggest. Courts repeatedly say, for example, that the employment laws do not provide a “general civility code” for the workplace. In addition, as set forth below, in order to be actionable, the…Read More What is a “Hostile Work Environment”?
If you feel you are being singled out, bullied, or harassed at work because of one or more protected characteristics – such as your sex, age, race, sexual orientation, or disability – you may feel powerless and confused about what to do and how to proceed. If so, you should keep the following information in…Read More What Should I Do If I Think I’m Being Harassed at Work?