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#Zarda is rescheduled

  • By antollino
  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:November 27, 2018

My big win at the Second Circuit, Zarda v. Altitude Express, 883 F.3d 100 (2d Cir. 2018) (en banc) has a petition for certiorari pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a request for the high court to take the appeal and decide it. The Court takes only 5% of cases. Since #Zarda changed the interpretation of discrimination law to protect sexual orientation discrimination. It is possible

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Is my boss legally obligated to use my preferred pronoun?

Many transgender or intersex individuals prefer to use names and pronouns that do not match the ones they might have been assigned at birth. Sometimes this can be confusing for others, who may slip up occasionally and use the wrong name or pronoun. But sometimes the stubborn and spiteful will refuse to use those names or pronouns, even when someone has made the preference known. If this refusal

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Preventing sexual harassment at work is more than simple training

Creating an environment free of sexual harassment AND any type of harassment based on your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation disability is one of the biggest challenges for better employers. Although incivility and plain old rudeness are not protected by the law, one of the most complicated areas of creating a safe environment is training employees about the dangers of sexual harassment, or other illegal forms of harassment. Some

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Zarda v. Altitude Express Makes Wikipedia!

Here is the Wikipedia link The case is on appeal and will be conferenced on 11/30 at the U.S. Supreme Court. The best outcome for my clients is that the Court denies review. The second best outcome is that they grant review and affirm the 10-3 win at the Second Circuit, which is reported at 883 F.3d 100 (2d Cir.2018) (en banc). The decision holds that Title VII of

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Are you pregnant and facing workplace discrimination?

In New York City and across the state, the fight to protect pregnant mothers from discrimination at the workplace continues. Unfortunately, this type of gender-based discrimination is still rampant. Gregory Antollino, Attorney at Law, is dedicated to seeking justice for those like you who feel as though you've been discriminated against due to your gender or pregnancy. Pregnancy brings a few congratulations, then leads to tension in

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What is age discrimination?

Age discrimination is might not be what you think it is. When talking about age discrimination in New York and New York City, you can sue at any age. You can sue for being rejected because you are too young. (Once at an interview, and often on the phone, people ask me "how old are you?" in the attempt to find out how long I have been practicing

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What if the police ask to search my car?

The sounds of police sirens just behind you while driving the streets of New York City can be a worrying experience. You wonder if the approaching police officer is here to question you, ticket you, or even arrest you. It is important to remain calm as the officer approaches. If you are asked to give the officer permission to search your vehicle, remember that - unless you

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Can my employer prevent me from voting on election day?

Unless you've been walking around with blinders on the past few months, you probably haven't been able to help but notice that the midterm elections are just around the corner. State and city campaigns are getting heated, and political ads are permeating the media. If you have a vested interest in the outcome of any political race, it may be important for you to get out and cast your

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Sexual harassment laws in New York

As the nation continues to experience a growing number of instances of sexual misconduct being reported, employees in New York State have good reason to wonder how or what can be done to protect people in the workplace. For some time, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has outlined parameters that identify what may constitute sexual harassment in the workplace. These laws include the reuirement that sexual harassment

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When can a case be appealed?

  • By antollino
  • Law posted:Appeals
  • Date:September 12, 2018

I love appeals. You need a lawyer who knows appellate law and procedure if you are appealing and expect to win. My record of wins when I am defending appeals is almost 100% (in two cases, the court made little changes). My record on appeal as the appellant - the party trying to get a new decision - is about 40%. That is well above average for cases

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