Working for Justice

Blog Posts by Adán Martínez

Differences Between Court, Mediation, and Arbitration, or Why I opt out of Arbitration Agreements

Posted July 20th, 2018 by in Civil Litigation.

In the landmark civil rights decision Brown v. Board of Education, the court ruled that racial segregation in the public schools was unconstitutional. But if the Plaintiffs in Brown had been subject to an arbitration agreement with their schools, public schools might still be segregated today. Today women do not have to tolerate hostile conduct […]

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Sexual Orientation Recognized by Second Circuit as a Protected Characteristic

Posted March 6th, 2018 by in Employment Discrimination.

Until recently, employees in New York City who wanted to file a sexual orientation discrimination case against their employer could sue under state law and the New York City Human Rights Law, but not federal law. On February 26, 2018 this changed with Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., —F.3d—(2d Cir. 2018). Today, in New York, […]

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