The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the agency in charge of enforcing the employment laws that bar discrimination based on several protected classes, including but not limited to race, gender, age and disability. According to the agency, there were 93,727 claims filed this past fiscal year running from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013.
In a blog written with the possible victims of labor and employment violations in mind, it is easy to get bogged down in the bad situations. It is important for those that become a victim of these violations to understand their rights and know that there are attorneys that will help them stand up for those rights. It is also important to hear some good news once in a while.
In the hierarchy of a corporation, a New Jersey employee may not always agree with the decisions of a supervisor or other individuals higher up on the organizational tree. There are times when subordinates must simply keep their mouths shut and do as instructed. There are, of course, other instances in which employees should refuse with the full weight of the law behind them.
For three years, the number of discrimination claims that were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission were at some of the highest levels in the agency’s history. From 2010 to 2012, there were a minimum of 90,000 claims filed each year. These claims included discrimination or bias against all protected classes -- a trend that is common during a recession.
Just before 2013 ended, a settlement was reached in an employment lawsuit involving a New Jersey-based dairy company. Cream-o-Lakes does business in the private and the public sector by providing dairy products to schools, federal agencies and commercial businesses in New Jersey as well as several neighboring states.
There are a lot of reasons that people find themselves searching for a job. Maybe they are just starting out in their career, maybe they are unsatisfied with their current position, maybe they’re in a company without a lot of room to move up or maybe they want a job that provides a better work-life balance.
Having a baby is an extremely exciting time for any new mom. If you have ever met one or been one, you know how much they love to share the news of a pregnancy. Although it is an experience that they’ll cherish forever, it is one that many women feel they have to keep secret as long as possible in the workplace.
The U.S. Tennis Association is the national governing body for tennis matches across the country. A part of this responsibility is to assign referees to officiate matches. Like many businesses and groups, the USTA has an official written policy that directly prohibits discrimination based on a referee’s gender.