Pregnant women in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are protected in the workplace by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. The law covers employers with 15 or more employees and prohibits workplace discrimination based on pregnancy, pregnancy-related medical conditions, or childbirth. While the PDA has been the law for more than 40 years, some employers continue
What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work Sexual harassment is a problem that occurs in workplaces across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Both men and women can be the victims or perpetrators of sexual harassment. If you are being sexually harassed at work, you might wonder what you should do and might
When is workplace discrimination illegal? Discrimination in the workplace is illegal when it is based on the protected statuses of individuals. The protected statuses include race, national origin, color, sex, disability, religion, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, and others. Workplace discrimination based on the protected characteristics of an applicant or employee is always illegal, including subconscious
Tips to prevent age discrimination at work Many adults face age discrimination when they are searching for jobs. Age discrimination also frequently occurs within the workplace when others unfairly view older employees as being less able to handle their jobs. Unconscious bias against older workers is a serious problem in workplaces in New Jersey and
Different types of employment termination People in New Jersey might lose their jobs for many different reasons. Since most employees work at will, employers might fire them for any reason as long as it is not discriminatory. Some employees are terminated because of predictable reasons while others might be fired for no reason at all.
Workplace violence is a real danger for many people in New Jersey. It is important for employers to take steps to prevent workplace violence from occurring and protect their employees. Workplace violence includes suicides, assaults, violent threats, robberies, and other related incidents. In some cases, multiple workers can be killed in an act of violence
One of the first questions you should ask after discovering wrongdoing by your employer and deciding to come forward is how to choose a whistleblower lawyer. Whistleblowers face many risks when they come forward to report corruption, fraud, or greed, and these types of cases are time-consuming and complex. In many cases, whistleblower cases involve
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