Samantha Beltre (US)

Photo of Samantha Beltre (US) Samantha Beltre joined the New York office in 2005 and practices in the labor and employment group. As a senior associate, Samantha assists with various aspects of collective bargaining and labor arbitrations, the representation of employers in matters before various government agencies including the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and local agencies, with respect to charges of employment discrimination, the US Department of Labor and New York State Department of Labor with respect to wage and hour issues, and the National Labor Relations Board. Samantha also assists in the representation of employers before state and federal courts, prepares and reviews employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, separation agreements, settlement agreements, and advises employers on various labor and employment matters.

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Second Circuit’s decision expands liability for discrimination under “cat’s paw” doctrine

You may be familiar with the Aesop fable in which a monkey convinces a naïve cat to burn his paw in order to pull chestnuts from a hot fire for their mutual satisfaction but then eats all the chestnuts himself. This “cat’s paw” doctrine, as it has been coined in employment litigation, has been applied … Continue reading

The prohibition on employment discrimination based on “sex” takes many forms

Numerous federal, state, and local laws in the United States prohibit employers from making employment decisions based on an employee’s or job applicant’s sex and thus protecting employees from being discriminated against based on their “sex”. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the principle federal law which prohibits discrimination based on … Continue reading