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September 2018 Archives

The health impacts of divorce later in life

Getting a divorce can be among the most stressful events New York couples will go through in their lives. However, those who are 50 and older may experience more significant health issues after ending their marriage. People who divorce later in life may develop heart disease or higher blood pressure because of the stress of ending a relationship.

Facebook job ads accused of fostering discrimination

Civil rights advocates in New York have raised concerns about gender discrimination in job advertisements on Facebook. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, 10 employers have placed Facebook advertisements for jobs that allegedly violate state and federal anti-discrimination laws. The ACLU filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in September 2018 about these employers' practices, and the effort comes following changes earlier in the year to Facebook's advertising system. While employers are no longer able to target job ads based on race, ethnicity or religion, they can still target ads to appear to certain users based on their gender.

New technology may help prevent slip-and-fall accidents

Falls in New York are a major cause of serious injuries every year. If a person slips and falls in a public place, business owners may be held liable if the fall was caused by unsafe conditions. Grocery store owners are taking new measures using technology in an effort to reduce the rate of slip-and-fall incidents.

Home ownership is key for divorcing women

New York couples entering divorce negotiations have many things to consider. However, women in particular should be mindful of something called the 'divorce gap." This documented phenomenon shows that women who divorce typically see their income and net worth drop substantially while men tend to see an income bump in the aftermath of a marital split. There are some strategies one can employ to help limit the impact of this societal trend for divorcing women.

Pregnancy discrimination unites diverse advocates

Many political organizations and advocates are expressing concern about pregnancy discrimination in workplaces in New York and across the country. A recent media report drew attention to the extent of pregnancy discrimination at some of the biggest companies in America. Indeed, the report emphasized that pregnant women had been refused accommodations, denied promotions and even fired after becoming pregnant. New York's state governor, Andrew Cuomo, has ordered an investigation into these reports of discrimination, saying that it represented a threat to women's rights and equality on the job.


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