Hostile work environment

What is a Hostile Work Environment?

Harassment has been defined as conduct in the workplace that rises to the level of creating a “hostile” environment. Another important aspect of this is that the conduct is based on the protected characteristic of the employer who is on the receiving end of the harassing behavior and who is, thus...

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Notice and Posting Requirements for Employers

Pursuant to New Jersey law, employers are required to prominently display certain official posters which inform employees of their rights as well as the responsibilities of their employers. Should an employer fail to comply with the mandating posting requirements, they could be subject to monetary fines, along with other penalties. Here, we...

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Protection Against Employment Discrimination for Marijuana Use

In February of 2021, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed three key pieces of cannabis legislation. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, the “Cannabis Act,” legalized the recreational use and possession of cannabis and cannabis products in New Jersey. There was also a decriminalization law that legalized possession...

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New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Act

New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Act (CEPA) is, at its essence, a broad law providing whistleblower protection. The Act provides a shield against retaliation for employees who have voiced their objections to something occurring in the workplace that they believe to be in violation of the law. A retaliatory action may be the...

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