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September 2013 Archives

Sexual orientation harassment can be based on perception

State and federal laws protect employees in New Jersey from harassment in the workplace. This illegal behavior can create a hostile work environment that is not only impossibly stressful, but can actually lead to very real health issues. While sexual harassment may be the first kind that comes to mind, it certainly is not the only type of illegal workplace harassment.

Ref says USTA has clandestine policy of gender discrimination

The U.S. Tennis Association is the national governing body for tennis matches across the country. A part of this responsibility is to assign referees to officiate matches. Like many businesses and groups, the USTA has an official written policy that directly prohibits discrimination based on a referee’s gender.

Whistleblower laws protect those that do the right thing

It is a saying straight off of a Hallmark card or a motivational poster: “Do what is right, not what is easy.” Another popular saying falls along the lines of “Integrity is about doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.” We teach our children that they should always uphold morality and the law, even when it is not the easiest thing to do.

New Jersey principal and councilman accused of sexual harassment

Under both state and federal employment laws, employees have a right to expect a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. Despite laws to the contrary, inappropriate and harassing acts and behaviors are often waged against women and men in the workplace. For those who encounter sexual harassment, coming forward can be difficult and requires much courage and strength.