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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bill Cosby Verdict: 3 Victories for Victims' Rights [Summarized]

Sexual assault and victims’ rights are back in the headlines again after longtime comic and sitcom star Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman. This is a tremendous victory for victims’ rights against a man with a severe track record of abuses. 

Here are a few points that victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault can learn from these decisions:

  1. No one is too powerful to be taken to task for their improper conduct. This is an issue that comes up frequently in consultations for sexual harassment, where the victim is afraid of the person responsible for the reprehensible behavior. As the Cosby case has shown, nobody is immune from liability or too powerful to be taken to task for their conduct.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and How to Respond

There has been no shortage of news stories about sexual harassment and sexual assault recently, but the two terms often get confused.

Sexual harassment is the forcing of unwanted sexual language toward somebody. This typically occurs in situations where one employee has some degree of power over the other, and essentially thinks that they can do whatever they want. They might make lewd comments, and the other person might protest, but the behavior never ceases. They rely on their power to silence the person making the complaint, and often threaten retaliation.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What Protections Are in Place If I File a Sexual Harassment Claim?

One of the biggest reasons a person may be hesitant in bringing a sexual harassment or discrimination complaint against an employer is the fear of retaliation. Yes, you might have heard some talk that retaliatory action by an employer in these situations is illegal. However, you may still have concerns. What is the extent of this protection? Will the law actually cover my situation? At Tand and Associates, we have these answers for you.

What Protections Are in Place If I File a Sexual Harassment Claim Against My Employer?

There are laws at the federal, state and local level in place to protect you against retaliation from your employer should you choose to proceed in filing a sexual harassment complaint.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Evidence in Sexual Harassment Cases

Long Island Sexual Harassment Attorneys

Sexual harassment, as it is gender based, is categorized as a form of gender discrimination. Gender discrimination runs in direct contradiction to those rights protected by Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. Additionally, New York State’s Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law both prohibit sexual harassment. Regardless of these laws, sexual harassment does still happen.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Long Island Discrimination Attorneys

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, you are protected against discriminatory acts made based on your national origin, among other things. There may be some confusion as to how national origin discrimination differs from race discrimination, but there is a distinction between the two. Understanding the specifics under Title VII, such as the different protected classes, can be confusing, but an integral part of knowing your rights.

What is National Origin Discrimination?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency that enforces federal anti-discrimination laws, classifies national origin discrimination as unlawful treatment of an individual based on his or her association with a certain place or his or her ancestors’ association with a certain place. A person may also experience national origin discrimination if they are unlawfully treated because they appear to be a part of a certain ethnicity or of a certain ethnic background, even if this is not an accurate assessment.
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Workplace Harassment

The anti-discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including court decisions interpreting them, are extensive and sometimes complicated. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency enforcing such statutory provisions, has developing guidelines regarding these anti-discrimination provisions. The guidelines were established to both guide those who have been the victims of workplace discrimination and those employers trying to comply with the law.

In March of 1990, the EEOC issued its “Policy Guidance on Current Issues of Sexual Harassment.” The guide was meant to help clarify the EEOC’s accepted definition of sexual harassment and how it violated Title VII.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Is there a statute of limitations for filing a Sexual Harassment Claim?

As a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, you may be hesitant to come forward. Yes, there are laws in place that protect you from employer retaliation, but you may still have real fears about what will happen if you speak up. This hesitation is completely understandable. However, it is important to keep in mind that the law only grants you a certain amount of time to bring a sexual harassment claim. The statute of limitations, or the time period you have to bring your claim, may bar you from bringing your claim if you wait too long.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Long Island Sexual Harassment Attorneys

At Tand and Associates we help employers and employees with sexual harassment claims. However, we know it is best when employers are able to prevent these claims from happening all together. As a form of gender discrimination, sexual harassment has serious consequences and is banned under federal, state, and local laws. Employers need to know what is required of them in order to make solid efforts to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Tand and Associates is here to help guide businesses through this process.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Retired Hempstead employee sues town over access to feral cats

OCEANSIDE -A retired Hempstead Town employee who fed a feral cat population at the town's Oceanside landfill has filed a federal lawsuit against the town.

Stanley Lombardo and his attorney Jonathan Tan say Town Supervisor Anthony Santino has denied him access to the landfill over a past grudge. He has not been able to feed the cats since June.  

"My concern is they're going to vanish, die or be exterminated," says Lombardo. 

In June, the Nassau County SPCA visited the property and said there was evidence that the cats were being properly cared for.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Former Hempstead Town worker plans to sue town over landfill cats

A retired Hempstead Town employee who fed a feral cat population at the town’s Oceanside landfill is filing a lawsuit against the town and Supervisor Anthony Santino, alleging that he was denied access to care for the animals in retribution for his “lack of loyalty” to the supervisor, according to a news release.

Stanley Lombardo, of East Rockaway, is to hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon outside the landfill with his lawyer, Jonathan Tand, the release from the law firm said.

Lombardo has said he has taken care of about 40 cats there for a decade. He is seeking a judgment that will allow him to do so again, the release stated.

Lombardo alleges that he is no longer allowed to feed the cats as “political retribution for the fact that he would not go along with the Supervisor’s efforts to hand out high paying jobs to his unqualified friends,” the release said.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Establishing a Limited Liability Company

Starting a new business is exciting and filled with possibilities. If you have considered embarking on this entrepreneurial adventure, you may have thought about how you should go about forming your business. There are several options for what type of business you should form. One of the most popular options is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC). An LLC is a popular choice because it is more flexible and involves less bureaucratic hurdles than other corporate business structures.

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