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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Are New Jersey employers required to practice affirmative action?

New Jersey (NJ) affirmative action laws have long been in place to protect different workers' rights to equal representation in the workforce. Private and public employers are required to uphold different policies though.

One-time events may not be harassment

Discrimination often takes the form of harassment in the workplace. It can center around your religion, gender, age or some other characteristics. Discrimination can also mean getting fired, overlooked for promotions or otherwise seeing your career get held back. However, much of the day-to-day discrimination that employees face is just harassment.

What's considered to be disability discrimination on the job?

Each year, countless disabled employees are discriminated against on the job by either their colleagues or supervisors. Many of these workers feel justified in continuing to discriminate against others because they've never been told that their actions are wrong. This often happens because disabled individuals aren't exactly sure of the civil rights that they've been afforded under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This federal law outlines what's considered to be disability discrimination.

Asking for preferred candidates is a type of discrimination

Workplace discrimination often feels like it is targeted directly at you, specifically because you stand out from the crowd in some way. Maybe you're the only woman in a male-dominated workforce, for instance, or perhaps you're a fresh college graduate in a workplace where everyone is 50 years old and older.

Morris County's prosecutor is sued for racial discrimination

Two Morris County detectives filed a discrimination lawsuit against their supervisor, the county prosecutor in the U.S. District Court in Newark on Oct. 17. The plaintiffs allege that their boss intentionally passed over them for job promotions simply because they're African-Americans.

Signs of religious discrimination at work

Even though more and more people are tolerant of different races, creeds, genders and religions these days; problems still exist in our society. This means that it's quite possible you could face discrimination at your place of employment due to your religious beliefs. Today, we will discuss the signs of religious discrimination at work that you should look for.

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