Month: October 2020

Eleven Sanford Heisler Sharp Lawyers Included in 2020 Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers

Posted October 21st, 2020. October 15, 2020 – Sanford Heisler Sharp today announced eleven of its lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide. The firm is among a handful nationwide with 10 or more lawyers listed. This is the third year Lawdragon has published the 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Guide. has been represented in…

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Victim of a Biased HR Investigation? You’ve Got Rights!

The “Human Resources” or “HR” department of an organization typically performs various employee management functions, such as overseeing compliance with labor law and employment standards, administration of employee benefits, organizing employee files with documents for future reference, recruitment, and employee onboarding and offboarding.  At their best, HR departments provide critical support to both employers and employees and facilitate a mutually…

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Confidentiality Provisions: What You Need to Know and the Unique Strategy of the Trump Campaign

The New York Times recently reported that the Trump campaign has proposed that former aide and Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman pay for an ad campaign costing over $846,000 to remedy allegedly damaging comments Newman made about the president in a recent memoir. The campaign’s suggestion came as a proposed remedy for Newman’s alleged violation of a confidentiality agreement that she signed.…

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Is Caste Discrimination Illegal in the United States?

A ground-breaking lawsuit against Cisco tests this novel question. On June 30, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a Dalit Indian (“untouchable” caste) engineer who alleges that he was discriminated against by high-caste Indian supervisors and coworkers.[1] The suit alleges that Cisco management was on notice of this discrimination…

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More than a Reasonable Accommodation: The New York City Human Rights Law’s Protections for Workers with Disabilities

Many Americans are familiar with the formulation “reasonable accommodation,” which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make on for employees who have a disability. The ADA is a federal law. Less well known is that New York City has its own counterpart law that protects employees with disabilities. The New York City Human Rights Law’s requires that…

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EEOC: Employees Recovering From Opioid Addiction Are Protected From Discrimination

is at the forefront of the movement holding the opioid industry accountable for the ruinous effects its drugs have had on people and governments throughout our country. This opioid work pits us against the companies that profited off the addictive potential of the drugs they peddled. New EEOC guidance indicates that our employment discrimination practice could soon be involved in defending those…

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