Man going through workplace retaliation

Proving Workplace Retaliation

When an employee speaks up in the workplace and suffers an adverse employment action as a result, they may just be a victim of workplace retaliation. To be clear, not every voiced complaint will offer legal protection if an employee is in some way chastised for speaking out. It is only...

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Workplace discrimination

Do You Have a Claim for Workplace Discrimination?

At the state level, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) prohibits employer from discriminating against workers based on a workers’ membership in a certain protected class. At the federal level, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act provides comparable anti-discrimination protection. The discriminatory action must be a job-related action based on...

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Examples of Workplace Retaliation

There are laws at both the state and federal level intended to protect employees from experiencing discrimination or harassment in the workplace. These laws also aim to shield employees from retaliatory actions that may be taken by an employer should an employee try to exercise their rights under such laws. Retaliation...

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Forms of Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is a persistent problem despite federal and state protections against it. It comes in a variety of forms and can be difficult to detect and even more difficult to prove. Here, we want to take a moment to discuss some of the forms workplace discrimination takes in...

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Remedies for Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination is said to occur when an employer terminates an employee in violation of the employee’s contractual or statutory rights. This means that an unlawful or unethical reason for an employee’s termination could lead to a wrongful termination claim. Most employees are categorized as “at will” employees who can make...

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Implied Contract and Wrongful Termination

In every state, except Montana, there is a presumption that an employment relationship is “at-will.” This means that you will likely be considered an “at-will” employee unless there is a written agreement in place stating otherwise, with some key exceptions. In an at-will employment relationship, an employer is free to terminate the...

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New Jersey Hiring Discrimination

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, among other employment laws, protect New Jersey employees and prospective employees from employers discriminating on the basis of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and age, among other protected classes, in taking employment-related action. This means discriminating based on a person’s membership in a protected...

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