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.
When something bad happens and people are afraid, it's a sad fact of human nature that those people often look for someone to blame for their troubles.
As an employee with a disability, you hope that your employer will always treat you with respect. Taking this one step further, you also hope that they'll treat you in the same manner as everyone else, including those who are not disabled.
Even if you enjoy the environment in which you work, things can change quickly. For example, if your company hires a new supervisor, this person may not share the same level of professionalism as what you're accustomed to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As you age, you may have concerns about discrimination in the workplace. It's not legal, but some employers will do whatever it takes to replace older workers with members of a younger generation.
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.