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Workplace Discrimination Archives

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.

Types of employer harassment you could face on the job

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.)

Situations where requiring English is not discrimination

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.

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