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Religious Discrimination at Work: Emerging Issues

Religious discrimination in employment is prohibited by federal, New York State, and New York City law. Under all three statutes, it is unlawful to discriminate in employment on the basis of the employee’s religion and requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for the religious practices of the employee as long as such accommodation is not an undue hardship on the employer.

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Guidelines for Openings and Closings

Few experienced practitioners dispute that openings and closings are the two most important aspects of a trial. In order to be a successful litigator, these tasks must be mastered. This article gives some insight on how to achieve that mastery […]

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The Emerging Field of Equal Rights for Gay and Lesbian Employees

Gay and lesbian employees are increasingly protected by new laws and the courts […]

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Medical Inquiries and Examinations: What Information Can an Employer Legally Obtain?

Communications between doctor and patient are privileged and patients have a right to confidentiality in their medical records. Despite this, employers are allowed by law to gather medical information about their employees in certain specific circumstances. This article sets forth when and how employers can gather medical information about their employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) […]

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