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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Steps you can take to close the gender pay gap in the workplace

It is 2017, and the gender pay gap continues to rob women across the country of the equal pay they deserve. While we can certainly deliberate about the cause of the unequal pay, it is difficult to deny its existence.

New Jersey considers protections for medical marijuana users

New Jersey has had laws protecting lawful marijuana users on the books since 2010, but new bills working their way through the legislature could add some muscle and clout behind the rights of employees who are treated unfairly because of medical marijuana use.

It's always important to fight racism in the workplace

While it would be wonderful for racial discrimination to be a thing of the past, at least in the work place, that is far from the truth. If anything, many racially dangerous attitudes have emboldened again in recent months! Fortunately, federal law prohibits racial discrimination in the work place, but that does not make it easy to identify by any means.

Is age bias on the rise?

The experiences of older workers in the job market lead to the inescapable conclusion that age is being used by some employers as a means to discriminate in hiring and promotion. The cumulative effect of age discrimination is hard to pinpoint, as relatively few employers are foolish enough to admit to candidates that they weren't hired because they'd had the audacity to turn 50, or 40, or whatever age the employer decided was unacceptable. A recent study demonstrates that age discrimination is a large problem, and it may be growing worse.

Identifying discrimination is not always simple

Determining whether or not you faced a discriminatory firing is not always simple. Many people feel hurt and discriminated against, and being let go can always be an emotional experience. To further clarify whether or not your firing was discriminatory, it is helpful to ask yourself a number of questions about the situation.

Political discrimination is often unprotected

The presidential election has given rise to discrimination in some surprising areas, emboldening individuals across many racial, religious, socioeconomic and political divides, among others, to berate those they see as dangerously different. While it is hopeful that this kind of discrimination would stay out of the workplace, that is surely hoping for too much. Some businesses are taking the opportunity to voice their disapproval of the president-elect in a surprisingly ironic way — by coming out against Trump supporters, and in some cases saying that the company does not wish to serve them or possibly even employ them.

Woman alleges racially motivated termination against union

Many of us would prefer to believe that discrimination in the workplace is a thing of the past, especially discrimination on such blatant grounds as race. Unfortunately, this dinosaur from a different era continues to find its way into our workplaces with frustrating frequency, no matter how out of place it may seem. Whenever there is an experience of racial discrimination, it should always be reported, but that is not always enough. Sometimes it is also necessary for the sake of justice and peace of mind to enlist the representation of a qualified attorney who is experienced in bringing down these workplace dinosaurs.

New Jersey temp workers fear speaking out about violations

While it is a philosophy that in the U.S., justice always prevails, in reality, life isn't always that easy. Justice is hard to come by in various types of legal situations, including in a workers' rights situation in New Jersey.

Firing Females Because the Wife of Employer is Jealous?

The article below, speaking to a case thrown out by a NY Court in which a female employee was fired by business owner's wife because wife thought the plaintiff was "too attractive," is another nail in the coffin of "gender stereotype" discrimination. This firm remains committed the belief that discriminating against someone because they display "gender" characteristics of which an employer doesn't approve - a doctrine which is supported by both Federal and New Jersey law - should be illegal and should be an appropriate avenue of redress for a harmed worker. Why should the "attractive" woman lose her job because the bosses' wife doesn't subjectively approve of the measure and mode of the plaintiff's "attractiveness quotient?" Must the attractive woman working for an insecure owner's wife "ugly up" to keep her job if she's otherwise professional in her looks and behavior? http://www.americanlawyer.com/id=1202758539865/Too-Sexy-for-the-Boss?slreturn=20160506115725

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