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New Jersey State Protection Against Hairstyle Discrimination

Illegal discrimination based on traditionally ethnic hairstyles has been the subject of some heated debate in recent years. There are some hairstyles, such as dreadlocks and cornrows, that, while not exclusively worn by people of color, are still traditionally worn predominantly by members of the black community. Furthermore, these hairstyles are commonly...

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Protections Under the FMLA and NJFLA

Federal and state law grant employees certain protected rights. One of the major federal laws doing such is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). New Jersey also has a state-level counterpart to the FMLA known as the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). Employees should be aware of the protections...

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The Elements of a Hostile Work Environment Claim

When people hear “hostile work environment,” they may legitimately or jokingly refer to their own, unpleasant work environment and say they may have a claim! A hostile work environment, however, is much more than having a work environment that makes you unhappy. When a person suffers harassment in the workplace that...

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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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