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Law Office of Yuriy Moshes P.C. blog is a law firm blog for up to date content. Check back here often for news, legal developments and tips. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for reading our blog. We welcome suggestions on topics you would like featured in the blog. Whether you are another lawyer, a current or past client, we look forward to a nice dialogue about today’s legal trends. We aim to update our blog on a weekly basis, and check out our Facebook page for legal tips of the day.

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suing for emotional distress

Can I Sue my Employer for Stress and Anxiety?

Can I sue my employer? When an employee may experience emotional distress at work, the employee may ask, “Can I sue for emotional distress?” Unlike bodily injuries, emotional distress injuries are more difficult to measure. Since emotional injuries, such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety, are not tangible injuries where you can easily measure the injury or what happened, they can be more difficult to pursue. However, just because they are more difficult does not mean that you cannot pursue a clai...

employee polygraph protection act

Polygraph Tests in the Workplace

Life is hard enough and working for an employer or difficult boss does not make life any easier. Accordingly, should your employer make accusations against you for, say example, alleged theft, sexual harassment, drug use, or some sort of deception, and asks or requires you to take some sort of polygraph test, you do have certain rights as an employee. This article shall address polygraph tests in the workplace, the employee polygraph protection act and the accompanying employee polygraph protec...

are recorded conversations admissible in court in new york

Are Recorded Conversations Admissible in Court in New York?

Like most people talking on the phone, you've probably thought about secretly gathering evidence for yourself by recording phone calls so as to benefit your case. This may be a case of being sexually harassed by your employer. It could be a case of being discriminated against by a manager. Or it could be catching somebody in lie. Or just trying to record a conversation you had with somebody so that the conversation is documented and preserved for the future. Workplace Discrimination Lawyers ...

Toxic workplaces

Working in a Toxic Workplace? What Do You Do?

The workplace may be enjoyable and other times it is grueling. Unfortunately, there are some employers where the environment goes beyond grueling and it becomes a toxic workplace or toxic work environment or what is legally defined as a hostile work environment. When this happens, the employee may be able to take legal action against their employer. Workplace Discrimination Lawyers Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] In this...

how does unemployment work in ny

How Does Unemployment Work in New York? [2020 Update]

April 10, 2020 If you have suffered unlawful termination in the workplace, you can begin to protect your rights by arranging a workplace discrimination lawyer free consultation about the incident. As experienced employment lawyers, we can share our knowledge. If you need to apply for unemployment in NY follow these steps: Sign in with your NY.GOV ID. Follow the instructions to file a claim. Submit your application. The Department of Labor will evaluate your claim for UI benefits and...

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana, THC

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana, THC

The days when New York employers could request employees to undergo drug testing for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are now gone. According to the updates of the New York City Human Rights Law, New York pre-employment drug testing is prohibited. If a prospective employer requests such a test from you, he or she is conducting a discriminatory practice. In such a case, it is wise to consult a New York employment attorney to help you determine if your prospective employer’s requests are l...

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace Examples

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace Examples

New York is a big city where people from all around the world make a wonderful melting pot of cultures and diversity. You would think that respecting each other’s rights is the norm here, and that’s the truth in most cases, yet discrimination is still omnipresent. When discrimination is present in everyday life, you can expect it in the workplace as well. From our experience as New York employment lawyers, we know that racial discrimination in the workplace is more present than many people assu...

10 Examples of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

10 Examples of Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects Americans against disability discrimination in the workplace cases. It protects you against any kind of past, current, or perceived disability on a federal level. ADA defines disability as any of the following: Any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits any of the major life activities, such as talking, seeing, listening, working, walking, caring for yourself, and so on (current disability) Having a record of such an impai...

FMLA Violations by Employers (FMLA Interference)

FMLA Violations by Employers (FMLA Interference)

If you have faced illness and needed to take some time out of work, then you are likely familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by now. Nothing is easy during times when life-altering illnesses strike, hence the US laws provide protection. In most cases, this means that your employer cannot ask you to perform anything during the leave or reinstate you to a lesser position due to the absence. New York FMLA Lawyers Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consulta...

Contingency Lawyer for Employment

Contingency Lawyer for Employment

Some disputes with employers and coworkers can be resolved with better communication, but some require difficult negotiations or filing a lawsuit. When times call for that, you’ll need an employment lawyer to help you get monetary compensation or other justice for the violations you have suffered. New York Contingency Lawyer for Employment Free Consultation [contact-form-7 id="330" title="Get a Free Consultation From Expert Lawyers!"] Many people restrain from fighting for their rights because h...