What Are Some Tips For Filing A Federal EEOC Complaint?

Federal anti-discrimination laws protect federal workers and applicants against discrimination based on their race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, genetic information, and disability. Federal workers are also protected from retaliation by their employers for filing discrimination complaints or cooperating with an investigation of someone else’s discrimination complaint. Some other federal regulations and laws are

How Common Is Discrimination In The Workplace?

Workplace discrimination based on the protected statuses of workers has been illegal in the U.S. for decades. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their protected statuses or their relationships with members of protected groups. States also have anti-discrimination laws, and some of these laws provide broader protection to workers. If

How Prevalent Is Hiring Discrimination Against LGBTQ Workers?

Many LGBTQ people live in states that do not have laws protecting them from discrimination. In 29 states, it is not illegal under state law for an employer to fire a worker based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. While many people assume that they are protected against discrimination based on LGBTQ

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

In the U.S., freedom of religion is protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It is a fundamental right that informed the foundation of the nation. Many early settlers fled Europe for North America to escape religious persecution, and the founders believed that protecting the freedom of religion was essential. When Title VII

Can you be fired for a blog?

Can you be fired for a blog?

People who live in New Jersey and Pennsylvania enjoy the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, limitations on your free speech rights in employment settings exist. The First Amendment’s protections are primarily meant to protect you against government censorship of your speech.

Employment Law: How Does Overtime Compensation Typically Work?

Employment Law: How Does Overtime Compensation Typically Work?

In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, most employers are required to pay overtime compensation to non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a week. Overtime pay is calculated as half of a worker’s usual hourly rate. This means that workers who work more than 40 hours per week must be paid one-and-one-half times their

What Are the Types of Employment?

In today’s job market, there are multiple types of worker classifications. Understanding the various types of employment is important to determine whether you have been properly classified. Businesses might have several different types of workers working together. Companies use different employment types to respond to economic and productivity changes. However, if companies misclassify their workers,

How Does the EEOC Identify a Hostile Work Environment?

How Does the EEOC Identify a Hostile Work Environment?

Workplace discrimination is illegal when it is based on the protected characteristics of the workers. Despite anti-discrimination laws, workplace discrimination is fairly common. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency received 76,418 discrimination charges during the fiscal year of 2018. The various types of prohibited discrimination can result in the creation of hostile

When Does an Employee Need a Lawyer?

Several state and federal laws protect workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, many workers are unaware of the employment rights that they have and might not recognize when their employers violate them. Workers should understand their rights so that they can protect themselves in the workplace. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler can