Motive Without Knowledge – EEOC v. Abercrombie and Fitch

Samantha Elauf, a teenager and an observant Muslim, applied to work for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. When she interviewed for the position she received a “qualified rating.” There was just one problem. Ms. Elauf, in accordance with her religious beliefs,

Posted in Employment Law, Religious Discrimination

Smallpdf.com – Free Tools For Working With .pdfs

The .pdf file format, developed by Adobe, has become ubiquitous. For lawyers, most, if not all, courts that accept electronic filing require documents to be filed in .pdf format. Most lawyers who try to go “paperless” will also store their

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Second Circuit Decision Protects Workers Who Complain Of Wage Theft To Their Employer

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision, Greathouse v. JHS Security, which expands the scope of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Overruling its own precedent on the issue, the

Posted in Employment Law, Fair Labor Standards Act

Lawyers and Technology

I am part of the generation that came of age when computers became affordable tools for the office or home. Not yet universal but also not a rarity. I grew up using an electronic typewriter and transferred to a word

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A Novel, and Possibly Moot, Approach To Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court in Young v. UPS interpreted a provision of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act that had caused division in the lower courts. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was originally passed in 1978 in response to a

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Welcome

Welcome to the inaugural post of the Parkhurst Law Firm weblog! As you can see on my About page, I am a New York City Employment Lawyer representing workers.  I have been practicing law for 18 years.  16 1/2 of

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