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

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

While employers are allowed to fire most workers in New Jersey or Pennsylvania at any time and for nearly any reason or no reason at all, there are some exceptions to this rule. Employers cannot terminate workers for discriminatory reasons based on their protected statuses. They also cannot fire workers to retaliate against them for

How to Spot Workplace Discrimination

In the U.S., federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit workplace discrimination. While it can be difficult to identify, it is possible if you know the signs. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler can help you to determine whether unlawful discrimination might be occurring at your job. By understanding the signs of workplace discrimination, you might have

When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?

When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?

If you were recently fired by your employer, you might question whether your employer had the legal right to terminate your employment. In some cases, employers fire workers for illegal reasons or in violation of employment contracts. If you believe that you were fired illegally, the employment attorneys at Swartz Swidler can help you to