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

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