Can Your Employer Fire You for Going on Strike or Picketing?

In the U.S., workers occasionally engage in organized strikes, picketing, or other forms of coordinated actions designed to call attention to unfair workplace practices. Employees have engaged in these types of organized activities for a long time. However, many workers are hesitant about participating in strikes or picketing because of the fear of being terminated

Can Employers Discriminate Against Physical Appearance?

Can Employers Discriminate Against Physical Appearance?

We live in an appearance-oriented society, and many employers also make hiring decisions that are partly based on a candidate’s physical appearance. When you are preparing for an interview, you will likely want to groom yourself properly and wear appropriate attire for the type of position for which you have applied. While employers can make

Do I Qualify for FMLA in NJ?

New Jersey employees who suffer from serious medical conditions or injuries might be forced to miss work so that they can address their conditions and recover. In some cases, employees might also have to take off from work to take care of their immediate family members when they are experiencing serious medical problems. When employees

How to Identify Hiring Discrimination

How to Identify Hiring Discrimination

State and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from engaging in discriminatory acts against employees based on their protected characteristics. These laws also prohibit discrimination by employers against applicants. The protection against discrimination is a critical right for applicants and employees. While it is illegal for employers to engage in discrimination against workers based on their

What Does the Dodd-Frank Act Do?

The early 2000s were marked by increased deregulation of the housing and mortgage industries. This helped to create a housing bubble that burst, resulting in millions of foreclosures and the great recession. As a result of the recession and the actions of unscrupulous lenders, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank sponsored a law

What Is Required To Prove Employment Discrimination?

What Is Required To Prove Employment Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination based on your protected characteristics is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and various state laws. While employers are prohibited from engaging in or allowing unlawful discrimination, this type of illegal behavior is still fairly common. Employment discrimination victims have the right to pursue compensation for their losses

How To File A Racial Discrimination Lawsuit in NJ

How To File A Racial Discrimination Lawsuit in NJ

Being discriminated against in the workplace based on race is a horrible experience. If you think that your employer has unlawfully discriminated against you, you might not know how to handle the issue. While racial discrimination in the workplace has been illegal for more than half a century, it is still a pervasive issue in

7 Examples of Wrongful Termination

If you were recently fired from your job, you might wonder whether your termination was lawful. While most employees work at will, employers can’t fire employees for illegal reasons. If you were filed for an unlawful reason, you might be entitled to pursue a claim against your employer. Here are seven examples of wrongful termination

How To Know When You Should Blow The Whistle On Your Employer

How To Know When You Should Blow The Whistle On Your Employer

Many employees who witness unethical or illegal conduct at their jobs, including harassment, fraud, and other similar types of misconduct, do not report it. In many cases, they fear that coming forward to report their employers’ illegal actions might not be worth the consequences they might face and choose to look the other way. The

Can I Get Fired for Discussing My Wages at Work?

You likely know that people who have similar skills and experience and who perform the same type of work for an employer have a right to equal pay regardless of their race, gender, or other protected characteristics. However, it can be difficult to determine whether you are being fairly paid without being able to discuss