Discrimination. It's a familiar term, and most employees have a general idea of what it means in the workplace. However, matching its exact legal definition can be challenging. Most New York workers are considered "at will" employees, which means they can't sue their employers over just any disagreement or dispute. Only a few employees actually have the right to bring a valid discrimination or harassment claim.
But here's something you might not know: Even if you don't have a valid discrimination case, for instance, you may still be able to bring a claim if you were fired for reporting what you thought was discrimination.