When Are Employees Entitled To FMLA Leave Related To Coronavirus?

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees who work for employers that are covered by the law can take as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year to care for their serious health conditions or the health conditions of their family members. This leave is unpaid, but the workers’ jobs

Family First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know

On March 18, Congress passed and President Trump signed a bill to help Americans as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple provisions in this law provide protections for workers. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler believe that people should understand this bill and the changes it could make. A detailed list of the

Suing for emotional distress at work

Many people experience stress in their jobs. When workers are forced to deal with regular work-related stress as well as a coworker’s outrageous behavior, the stress that they experience may be overwhelming. If you have asked your manager for help with dealing with your coworker’s poor behavior, your manager might not follow through or take

Can I sue my employer for unfair treatment?

Dealing with unfair treatment at work can be difficult for most people. Watching coworkers who have less experience gain promotions while you remain in the same job or always being assigned to work undesirable shifts can be frustrating. While being treated unfairly at work can demoralize people, unfair treatment is not always grounds for a

Can I Sue for Employee Favoritism?

Favoritism in the workplace can be frustrating for other employees. This occurs when supervisors base job benefits based on who they favor instead of on who is performing the best job for the business. Companies that allow favoritism in the workplace often have low morale and high turnover. Favoritism harms productivity and performance and can

Do Employees Have Any Protections From Being Laid Off?

Do Employees Have Any Protections From Being Laid Off?

Employers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. have significant leeway in how they conduct layoffs. However, some employer actions can make layoffs illegal. For example, employers cannot decide who to include in a layoff based on their protected characteristics, including race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age if over 40.

Common Penalties Associated With Age Discrimination

Common Penalties Associated With Age Discrimination

Under federal and state laws, employers are forbidden from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on age. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids employers from discriminating against applicants and employees who are 40 or older. The ADEA prohibits employers from discriminating against workers who are 40 or older in any aspect of