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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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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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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What to Know About the Equal Pay Act

The importance of knowing your rights as an employee cannot be understated. Unfortunately, the laws regulating the employer and employee relationship can be complex, varied, and next to impossible to unravel. We’re here to help. Here, we will take a look at the Equal Pay Act. An important piece of federal legislation...

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ADA Protections for Workers in Treatment for Opioid Use

Sometimes, employers do not fully understand or are not fully aware of their obligations to their employees. Federal laws that are in place provide many protections for workers and their employers are obligated to honor such protections regardless of whether they know or understand them. To further complicate things, the protections provided...

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Discrimination in the Remote Work Age

While remote work may have been around prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures pushed forward toward a new era. The Remote Work Age is upon us and an unprecedented number of workers continue in partly or fully remote work positions, some on a temporary basis and some on a permanent...

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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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