Joseph Kane
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Joseph Kane passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of Theresa. Loving Father of Anthony, Marie Evangelista, and Joseph Jr. Cherished Grandfather of Sarah, Lisa and Jay Jay and Great-Grandmother of Valentino and Eva. Religious Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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Rudoplh V. Aiello
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Rudoplh V. Aiello passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Marie A. Loving Father of Rudy Jr., Randy (Karen), Ricky and the late Nancy. Cherished Grandfather of Vinny, Nicky and Dominick. Dear Brother of the late Ralph, Sal, Rose, and Peter. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Margaret’s Church on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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EEOC Files Its First of Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits
by cjleclaire
 Stephen Hans Blog
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New York employers should take note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed and settled its first transgender discrimination lawsuit. In April 2015, the EEOC brought the suit against Lakeland Eye Clinic in Florida (http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/4-13-15.cfm) but avoided trial by negotiating a pre-litigation settlement for $150,000 during its conciliation process.

The issue being litigated involved discrimination based on sex, alleging that the company fired its Director of Hearing Services after the employee began to present as a women, transitioning from male to female. The employee had performed at her job satisfactorily throughout her tenure as director, and the lawsuit alleged that she was fired because she became transgender and the company claimed this change did not conform with the employer's gender-based stereotypes. However, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees against sex discrimination. The EEOC commended Lakeland Eye Clinic for settling the dispute and agreeing to provide its managers and employees with training that educated them against transgender discrimination. 

At the federal level, this is a landmark case that sets a precedent for other transgender anti-discrimination cases brought before the EEOC.

At a state level, New York has had laws in place since 2002, under The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act (SONDA) (http://www.ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/sonda-brochure), which prohibit discrimination in employment based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, and this also extends to transgender issues.

If you are a business owner and have questions or disputes involving sexual orientation discrimination, Stephen Hans & Associates (http://www.hansassociates.com/) can help. Our firm provides representation to companies involved in anti-discrimination litigation and brings decades of experience to every case we handle.

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Nadia Senica
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Nadia Senica passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 58. Loving Mother of Paul Senica. Cherished daughter of the late Dmytro and Mary Senica. Also survived by numerous loving friends. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Annunciation of the Blessed Mother Ukrainiane Catholic Church on Wednesday April 29, 2015 9:30 AM Interment followed at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Cemetery, Campbell, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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Marie Manzione
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Marie Manzione passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Louis. Loving Mother of Louis and Linda, John and Darlaina, and Cono and Michelle. Cherished Grandmother of her magnificent “7”, Matthew, Jennifer, Michael, Jessica, Amanda, Louis and John and Great-Grandmother of Jacob, Violet, and Sofia. Dear Sister of Carmine and Isabelle Desio, Helen and Richard Cisek, and the late John Desio. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s Church on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10 AM Interment followed at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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