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State's high court rules Pfizer can't be sued by former employee

A recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling was called "a dark day for employees" by the plaintiff's attorney. The August ruling addressed the flight attendant's ability to sue her former employer, Pfizer, for religious discrimination rather than the grounds for the suit.

COVID-19 as a Work-Related Illness: Are You Eligible?

COVID-19 has pushed the American healthcare system to its limits. Fortunately, the New Jersey workers' compensation system offers benefits to some workers who likely contracted the virus as part of their employment.

Can you keep a former employer from giving a bad reference?

You didn't leave your job on good terms with your employer. In fact, you were terminated. You have to list your former employer on your resume and applications since you were there for years. However, you're concerned about what your old boss will say when he's called by people interested in hiring you.

What can (and can't) employers ask people with disabilities?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), last year, less than 20% of people with disabilities were employed. The majority of them were not in the workforce. For those who are, however, the picture isn't a rosy one. The unemployment rate last year for people with disabilities was more than double that of people without disabilities.

Does New Jersey law prohibit retaliation for whistleblowing?

Everyone hopes to find a rewarding career and a place where they can work and feel pride in what they do. There are instances in which workers find themselves in a dilemma, though. One such instance is if an employee finds out that some type of impropriety is going on at their place of employment. It can take a lot of courage for workers to step up and report the activities.

New Jersey medical marijuana patients gain new job rights

Medical marijuana has been problematic for a lot of employers both in New Jersey and in other states. Many employers have been forced to reconsider their strong anti-drug policies that prohibited employees from using marijuana (among other illicit drugs) even while they were off the clock.

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