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November 2018 Archives

What are New York's whistleblower protections?

It is natural for you to feel a strong sense of loyalty towards the Manhattan company that employs you. That is what makes the decision for you report improprieties committed by your employer so difficult. On top of that, you also have to worry about what consequences you might face should it be revealed that you were the one to blow the whistle on your company. Yet regulatory violations often only come as the result of whistleblower actions. Thus, prosecutors need to be able to protect people like you from retaliation in order to ensure that you are willing to come forward. 

Can a car crash paralyze you?

If your neck or back becomes injured in a New York car crash, the results could be catastrophic. Depending on the nature and location of your spinal cord injury, you could become paralyzed and have to live in a wheelchair the rest of your life as a paraplegic or quadriplegic.

SCOTUS: ADEA applies to all sizes of public sector employers

A unanimous, eight-member Supreme Court has just ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) applies to public sector employers regardless of their size. The law prohibits employment discrimination against those 40 and older. The ruling will allow two firefighters to pursue age discrimination claims against their small Arizona fire district.

Car crashes and erratic pedestrian behavior

Motor vehicle wrecks take place for countless reasons, some of which are quite common (drunk driving accidents, fender benders, and so on), while others involve elements that are unusual. For example, a traffic accident which involves a pedestrian may take place because of the pedestrian’s erratic behavior. Whether you drive near pedestrians or you walk on the road yourself, it is crucial to be aware of this issue and do everything you can to avoid a pedestrian accident.

Google employees walk out in protest of sexual harassment

At offices around the world, Google employees staged a walkout to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations. The walkout followed a report in The New York Times that revealed the company gave Android creator Andy Rubin a $90 million exit package, after claims he committed sexual assault proved credible.

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