8 Types of Workplace Harassment (and How to Stop Them)

Workplace harassment can take multiple forms. It is important to understand the different types of workplace harassment and things that you can do to stop them from happening. Harassment in the workplace can create a hostile environment, lead to poor employee morale, and result in high turnover rates. Employers that allow harassment to flourish could

What Laws Protect Employees?

Employees have multiple rights, and there are numerous laws in place to protect them. The U.S. Department of Labor is tasked with enforcing nearly 180 laws to protect workers, including protections for pay and overtime, safety protections, labor protections, and many others. Other agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforce other laws to

What To Know About Religious Workplace Discrimination

In both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, religious discrimination in the workplace is illegal under both state and federal law. The prohibition against religious discrimination at work extends to all aspects of employment, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, salaries, bonuses, opportunities for training, demotions, and terminations. Despite the legal prohibitions against workplace religious discrimination, many employers still

Understanding Religious Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination based on the religion of employees is prohibited in the U.S. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. New Jersey and Pennsylvania similarly prohibit religious discrimination through state laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Private employers and local and state governments are

Common Workplace Discrimination Statistics

No matter the industry in which you work, discrimination might occur. Discrimination at work is a problem in all types of jobs. When it is based on a worker’s protected characteristics, it is also illegal. Illegal workplace discrimination affects thousands of U.S. employees every year. When people file discrimination charges to report unlawful discrimination, their

Signs You May Have Experienced Workplace Harassment

It can be difficult to determine whether you or someone else at your job might be the victim of sexual harassment. This is because the signs of workplace harassment might not be obvious. Sexual harassment can take many forms, including overt actions such as unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwanted touching, and verbal

How is Covid-19 Affecting Workplace Harassment?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had major impacts on the economy and public health. While companies and employees have experienced struggles because of the pandemic, employers are still required to comply with federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Employers must not discriminate against or harass employees based on their protected characteristics, including race, color, gender, national origin,

What To Do If You Experienced Workplace Discrimination During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work, socialize with each other, and entertain themselves. While life has undergone drastic changes, the pandemic has not changed the federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Multiple laws protect members of protected classes from workplace discrimination, and these protections remain despite the pandemic. During the current environment, discrimination

What Questions Should I Ask An Employment Lawyer?

When you have an employment dispute and want to get legal advice, knowing what to ask a prospective attorney is important. Many lawyers offer free consultations, so you can make a shortlist of attorneys to speak with to make a better-informed decision. Below are some questions the attorneys at Swartz Swidler think you should ask

Can You Be Fired Based on a Rumor?

Can You Be Fired Based on a Rumor?

Rumors in the workplace are a constant issue. When rumors and gossip about an employee are spread, they can harm the victim’s reputation and potentially lead to an unfair job loss. Salacious rumors and gossip in the workplace can quickly spread and have unforeseen consequences both for the victim and the employer. When employers take