Parents and expectant mothers in New Jersey are able to take unpaid leave from work under the federal Family Medical Leave Act or the New Jersey parental leave law. Expectant mothers are also protected under state and federal laws that prohibit pregnancy-based discrimination. New Jersey is also a state that has a paid leave program
If you have a claim for employment discrimination, you might wonder how long your case will take. Employment discrimination cases can be complex, and how long your claim might take will depend on multiple factors. The length of your case will depend on the experience and skill of your attorney, the particular details of your
Workplace discrimination is unlawful when it is based on a person’s protected characteristics. The Equal Opportunity Act of 2010 identifies 18 different personal characteristics that are illegal bases of discrimination at work. Employers may not discriminate against workers in all of the stages of employment, including recruitment, interviews, hiring decisions, bonuses, promotions, discipline, and terminations.
Over the fast few years, an increasing number of disability discrimination claims have been filed. These types of cases may involve complex issues that can involve such things as pregnancy and workers’ compensation. It is important for you to understand your rights and how you can prove that you were targeted for unlawful disability discrimination.
Being treated differently from other employees at your job may be legal or illegal, depending on the reason that your employer treats you differently. In the employment context, differential treatment often means that an employer treats a group of employees differently from other groups because of specific characteristics that they are unable to change. If
If your employer retaliates against you because you filed a discrimination charge or because you participated in a hearing, your employer’s adverse job action against you is illegal. Employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are prohibited from retaliating against employees because they have exercised their rights. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the federal agency
Many companies have human resources departments. These departments may not get very much respect. Some workers believe that HR is useless. In reality, HR plays a crucial role to ensure that employers remain compliant with regulations that govern the workplace. If you own or manage a business, it is important for you to recognize the
If you are currently dealing with an employment-related issue, you might benefit from retaining an employment lawyer. An experienced employment law attorney can help you to learn about federal and state laws governing wrongful termination, defamation, wage disputes, discrimination, and other employment issues. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler assist workers who are involved in many
Employment law deals with the employer-employee relationship and all of the obligations and rights within it. It covers all aspects of the employment relationship beginning with recruitment and applications up to and through termination. Many disputes that involve companies relate to employee rights. Employment law includes multiple areas, including the following: Wrongful termination Discrimination Workplace
It can be upsetting to get a pay cut at your job. If your pay was recently cut, you might wonder whether you have any legal recourse. In some cases, it is legal for a company to cut an employee’s pay. In others, it is illegal. The employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler might be able