Law and the Workplace
Bassam Gergi

Bassam Gergi

Law Clerk

Bassam Gergi is a law clerk in the Labor and Employment Law Department.

Bassam holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Phil. in comparative government from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in history, first-class honors, from King’s College, University of London. While at Yale, he was a member of the community and economic development clinic and the student director of the legislative advocacy clinic.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Bassam interned for then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama, and he later served as a staff assistant in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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New York State Budget Includes Workplace Anti-Sexual Harassment Measures

The New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached agreement on a $168 billion budget deal for the 2019 fiscal year, which began on April 1, 2018. The budget includes several significant measures directed at both private and government employers regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. Many of the measures mirror legislation that … Continue Reading

Amendment to New York City Human Rights Law Mandates Employers to Engage in “Cooperative Dialogue” with Employees Seeking an Accommodation

The New York City Council voted last month to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to mandate that covered entities engage in “cooperative dialogue” with those persons who may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation. On January 19, 2018, because the Mayor failed to take action within thirty days of its passage, the … Continue Reading
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