If you contract COVID-19 while working and think that your employer was at fault, you might wonder whether you can sue your employer. Instead of a personal injury lawsuit, you will likely be limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. However, some situations might mean that other legal remedies might be available. The
When employers decide whether or not to promote an employee, they take multiple factors into consideration, including the candidate’s skills, experience, education, attitude, and others. There are certain factors that employers should never consider when deciding whether to give someone a promotion, including a candidate’s color, race, gender, age, religion, national origin, religion, or disability.
Gender discrimination is illegal in New Jersey, but it still occurs in workplaces throughout the state. This type of discrimination can occur at any phase of employment from recruitment, interviewing, and onboarding to job termination. While women have long demonstrated that they are equally able to perform at their jobs as men, gender discrimination still
Most people picture children when they hear about bullying. However, bullying in the workplace is a very common problem. According to Forbes, a 2019 Monster survey found that 94% of employees who were surveyed reported they had experienced bullying at work. Of the respondents, 51.1% reported they had been bullied by supervisors or managers. While
Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act into law on April 24, 2018. This law made significant changes to the equal pay laws in New Jersey and provides more protection than the federal Equal Pay Act. While the federal Equal Pay Act forbids gender-based discrimination in pay for workers, the Diane
The pandemic has led to a demand for personal protective equipment by workers who risk exposure to the virus at their jobs. As the economy and businesses continue to open, workers in a broad variety of jobs are asking for PPE from their employers to protect them from potentially contracting COVID-19. Some employers refuse to
Promotion discrimination is illegal when someone is passed over for a promotion based on an unlawful discriminatory reason. If you have been the victim of illegal promotion discrimination, you may be entitled to recover damages by filing a discrimination charge. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler can review what happened and help you to understand the
Many business owners in New Jersey and Pennsylvania provide short-term disability insurance as a benefit for their employees. Employees who contract COVID-19 and are unable to work may file claims with the short-term disability insurance company to secure benefits until they are able to return to work. Some business owners also choose to purchase additional