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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Explaining disparate impact in the workplace

It's important to have an understanding of disparate impact in the workplace so you know whether or not you have encountered this issue. Disparate impact goes hand-in-hand with workplace discrimination. There is one major difference — disparate impact is defined as unintentional discrimination that occurs in the workplace. Let's explore this issue a little deeper in today's post.

Religious discrimination and the workplace

As you might imagine, discrimination based on an employee's religion or religious beliefs is prohibited by law in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outlines what religious discrimination is as well as the different ways it can occur. Today, we will examine religious discrimination in the workplace so you know what to look for if you believe you have been discriminated against.

The effects workplace discrimination has on employees

When you face discrimination at your place of employment, you could wind up suffering from various physical and emotional ailments. Being discriminated against is a serious problem that many people still face in today's world even where they work. Let's explore the effects that workplace discrimination might have on you in today's post.

Explaining how an attorney evaluates a work discrimination case

Have you been discriminated against in your place of employment? Are you worried that the discrimination might lead to termination? No one should be discriminated against for any reason on the job or in their search for employment.

Racial discrimination isn't just unprofessional, it's illegal

An African American who was hired on a second-grade teacher by administrators at Larchmont Elementary School in 2016, filed a lawsuit against her employer and colleagues on May 29. In her filing, she chronicles how her colleagues were hostile and abusive toward her during her two years on the job. She also claims that she was retaliated against by school administrators.

Explaining the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act is an important piece of legislation that helps protect the pay that employees receive. It states that women are to be paid the same as men if they work in similar jobs in the same company. The jobs do not have to be the same, but they must be at least substantially equal in order for the pay to be equal. It is the content of the job, not the title, that determines this.

Can you be fired for using medical marijuana in New Jersey?

Medical marijuana is legal in the majority of states, including New Jersey. In fact, the New Jersey Senate recently voted overwhelmingly to expand the state's medical marijuana program. Amendments are still being added to the bill, so it hasn't made it to the governor's desk yet.

Your rights at work if you have a disability

Disabled workers have rights in the workplace. Whether you have a permanent or temporary disability, you have the right to work at a job and not face discrimination because of your disability. Today, we will review the rights that disabled workers have on the job so you can protect yourself and know when you are facing discrimination in New Jersey.

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