People who are fired from their jobs because they asserted their legal rights or complained about illegal behavior may have the legal grounds to file wrongful termination claims based on retaliation or whistleblowing. There are numerous employment laws at both the state and federal levels that prohibit employers from terminating employees on the basis of
Workers who are older are often subjected to workplace age discrimination based on their ages. In a survey that was conducted by the AARP, more than 50 percent of people over the age of 50 reported that they had either been subjected to age discrimination or had witnessed it at work. At the same time,
Employment discrimination may take many forms. Some of the most frequently occurring are outlined below. If you believe that you have been the victim of any of these types of illegal actions, you may want to speak with the employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler. Discrimination based on age People who are age 40 and older
As an employee, you may be protected by a number of different anti-discrimination laws. These laws protect certain employees throughout all stages of employment from interviewing and hiring to termination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, is the agency that is tasked with administering federal employment discrimination laws. Here are six employment discrimination laws
Many people believe certain myths about employment law both in New Jersey and elsewhere. While it is improbable that you would know all of the various employment laws, the attorneys at Swartz Swidler, LLC believe that it is important for you to understand how you are both affected and protected under the existing employment laws.
Many people use the words discrimination and harassment interchangeably, but they are not the same. What is the difference between harassment and discrimination? The attorneys with Swartz Swidler, LLC have provided the following explanation in the hope that it might help you to understand the difference between sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. The legal basis
If you are the victim of workplace sexual harassment, you are not alone. Despite that fact that sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by both state and federal law, it is still far too common. The employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler advocate for victims of sexual harassment, helping them to recover damages that they
If you are like most people, you probably understand that there are laws protecting you as an employee from harassment and discrimination. You might not know that the law also protects you from retaliation from your employer. The anti-retaliation laws protect you from your employer punishing you for complaining about discrimination or harassment in the