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.
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.
Do you ever wonder why discrimination happens? You know what qualifies as discrimination: Treating someone unfairly based on something like their age, gender, race or the like. But why does it happen? It's illegal, and yet it persists.
Harassment in the workplace is a serious issue that affects thousands of employees throughout New Jersey every year. Whether employers realize it or not, their employees might be the victim of harassment by management, co-workers, vendors and other people in the workplace. It is illegal to harass an employee for various reasons and harassment is governed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC.)
Employers all throughout New Jersey know and understand that they cannot discriminate against their employees for various reasons. One of those reasons is language. Employers cannot discriminate against employees because they have an accent or because they speak a language other than English. But, there are situations where employers can require their employees to speak English on the job and it is not considered discrimination.
When people face racial discrimination, where do they place the blame? Do they think that laws and policies are behind it? Do they blame individuals for harboring their own prejudices?
A recent appeals court ruling in Chicago, which is similar to another earlier outcome in Atlanta, could have a chilling effect on the discrimination protections in place for older workers.
It can be very difficult to spot workplace discrimination because the people perpetrating the discrimination might be hiding their true intentions. Every New Jersey workplace is required to be free from discrimination, including that of religious, sexual, age, disability and more. Today's post will address the most common signs of workplace discrimination so you know what to look for the next time you are on the job.
You see a clear case of workplace discrimination. Maybe your boss laughs about firing someone who was of a different ethnicity. Maybe you see a supervisor throw away all employment applications from women.
No matter what sector an employee works in, the law provides broad protections against discrimination, even if the discrimination occurs in public offices. In the last several years, the topic of discrimination and harassment in the workplace has dominated headlines and the broader public conversation, which makes it all the more surprising when any organization faces discrimination suits repeatedly.