Grounds for a Wrongful Termination Suit in NY

Can I be fired without cause if I have an employment agreement?

Employees today are typically deemed to be “at-will,” meaning that an employer can terminate the employment at any time.  However, certain employees who have a written or oral employment contract may be entitled to protections against firings without cause.  Additionally, even at-will employees...

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The Changing Landscape of NYC’s Employment Laws

What can employers in New York City do to ensure compliance with recently passed employment laws?

Recently, the New York City Council and the NY State Legislature have passed and enacted several significant employment laws. These new laws will impact private employers across New York. Employers in the city...

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Medical Marijuana and Employer Rights in NY

Can I fire an employee for using medical marijuana?

New York passed the Compassionate Care Act in 2014, making it legal for patients who are seriously ill to use marijuana pursuant to a doctor’s orders.  Under the law, only those with certain approved conditions, like cancer or Parkinson’s disease, can legally use medical...

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Getting Fired for a Medical Condition

Is it illegal for my employer to fire me because I have a medical condition?

A New York woman has filed suit against the Staten Island University Hospital after she was allegedly fired for her apnea medical condition.  The plaintiff worked as an EMT dispatcher at the hospital and fell asleep twice at work.  She...

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