Defending health care professionals who are being investigated or charged with professional misconduct is unsettling for clients and challenging for legal counsel. Health care providers in New York State can be subject to investigation by multiple state agencies at once, in addition to finding themselves as named defendants in a medical malpractice case. The NYS Department of Health, the Office of Professional Discipline, the NYS Attorney General's Office and even the local district [...]
On or before January 1, 2019, all New York State employers must see that their employees have completed interactive training in sexual harassment. In addition, employers are now required to disseminate their NYS compliant sexual harassment policies to all employees along with a pro forma complaint. Contact Noreen today for information about the new laws and to insure compliance by your organization.
In 2017, almost 50% of all complaints filed with the EEOC included claims of retaliation. Many employers do not understand how easily it is for a retaliation claim to arise in a workplace, nor are they aware of the simple ways in which they can shield themselves from retaliation claims. Adding to this unknown risk for many employers, they simply are unaware of the fact that even though a substantive claim of discrimination by an employee may be found to be meritless, the claim of [...]