Common Workplace Discrimination Statistics

No matter the industry in which you work, discrimination might occur. Discrimination at work is a problem in all types of jobs. When it is based on a worker’s protected characteristics, it is also illegal. Illegal workplace discrimination affects thousands of U.S. employees every year. When people file discrimination charges to report unlawful discrimination, their

Signs You May Have Experienced Workplace Harassment

It can be difficult to determine whether you or someone else at your job might be the victim of sexual harassment. This is because the signs of workplace harassment might not be obvious. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including overt actions such as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwanted touching, and verbal

How is Covid-19 Affecting Workplace Harassment?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had major impacts on the economy and public health. While companies and employees have experienced struggles because of the pandemic, employers are still required to comply with federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Employers must not discriminate against or harass employees based on their protected characteristics, including race, color, gender, national origin,

What To Do If You Experienced Workplace Discrimination During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work, socialize with each other, and entertain themselves. While life has undergone drastic changes, the pandemic has not changed the federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Multiple laws protect members of protected classes from workplace discrimination, and these protections remain despite the pandemic. During the current environment, discrimination

What Questions Should I Ask An Employment Lawyer?

When you have an employment dispute and want to get legal advice, knowing what to ask a prospective attorney is important. Many lawyers offer free consultations, so you can make a shortlist of attorneys to speak with to make a better-informed decision. Below are some questions the attorneys at Swartz Swidler think you should ask

Can You Be Fired Based on a Rumor?

Can You Be Fired Based on a Rumor?

Rumors in the workplace are a constant issue. When rumors and gossip about an employee are spread, they can harm the victim’s reputation and potentially lead to an unfair job loss. Salacious rumors and gossip in the workplace can quickly spread and have unforeseen consequences both for the victim and the employer. When employers take

Is Gender Discrimination Still Alive And Well In The Workplace?

Gender bias directed towards women has been an issue for hundreds of years. In the workplace, gender discrimination has been a known issue since women began working outside of the home. Women who have tried to build successful careers have had to deal with less opportunity for advancement, lower wages, and unfair perceptions that they

Ways To Protect LGBTQ Employees Against Workplace Discrimination

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees have faced workplace discrimination for decades based on their sexuality. This type of discrimination is harmful and illegal. Discrimination based on sexual orientation has been illegal in New Jersey since 1991, and the state amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination in 2006 to also prohibit discrimination based

Understanding the Costs of Sexual Harassment at Work

Workplace sexual harassment has both hidden and overt costs for both businesses and harassment victims. While most workplaces have policies in place to prevent sexual harassment from occurring on the job, it remains a pervasive problem at companies across New Jersey and the U.S. The costs of sexual harassment should encourage businesses to do more