Anti-Semitism on the Job is Illegal

By Thomas McKinney

Harassment or discrimination due to an employee’s Jewish religion or ancestry is illegal in New Jersey.  A series of offensive anti-Semitic comments, even if the boss claims he’s joking, can create a hostile work environment that violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  For years, lawyers debated whether an employee claiming anti-Semitic harassment had a higher burden of proof than a worker claiming sexual harassment or racial harassment.  The Supreme Court of New Jersey resolved that debate in 2008 when it ruled that anti-Semitic harassment claims are held to the same standard of proof as other forms of workplace harassment.  Contact us if you believe that you are being harassed on the job due to anti-Semitism.

March 17, 2010 – Paul Castronovo – Castronovo & McKinney – New Jersey Harassment Lawyers – NJ Discrimination Lawyers

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.