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Is there a law, federal, state or city, in new york that

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when you file a discrimination...
is there a law, federal, state or city, in new york that when you file a discrimination complaint, that anything in that complaint that is being investigated is to be put on hold? ( for example. I didn't get the job or promotion because of what happened in my complaint. Yet my employer want and filled or promoted some else after I filed my complaint that is still open) is there a law and what law and section of it that says anything like that?
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Generally, there is nothing that requires that anything in the complaint be put on hold. However, you can request an injunction if you have filed a complaint. Injunctions keep the status quo during a lawsuit, but that is only if you file a lawsuit in court. If you haven't filed a lawsuit, then you won't be entitled to an injunction. If you did file a lawsuit, you can submit a request to the court to prohibit the position from being filled until the lawsuit is over.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
that wouldn't be considered an adverse work action?
Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

You could certainly argue that. In addition, you could also argue that this is retaliation for filing the complaint, which is illegal under state and federal law. That is something that you could either a) add to your damages or b) include in your complaint where you are looking to get an injunction.

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