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

Employment Law: What Does ‘Pay in Lieu of Notice’ Mean?

Some workers who are dismissed from their jobs receive payments in lieu of notice. These are payments that are made by an employer that is higher than the typical wages an employee receives when terminating an employee instead of going through a formal termination process. These wages are a substitute for any wages the employer

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

What is the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act?

Workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own have a few protections under state and federal law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. While employees have a right to file for unemployment insurance benefits, certain groups of employees have additional protection under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. This law mandates that

Are there employment laws regarding jury duty?

Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are hesitant to serve on juries because of the potential loss of pay. However, jury service is crucial for the democratic and judicial processes in the U.S. Without juries, the legal system would falter. Employers and employees both must make sacrifices when workers are selected for jury service.

When Are Employees Entitled To FMLA Leave Related To Coronavirus?

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, eligible employees who work for employers that are covered by the law can take as much as 12 weeks of unpaid leave each year to care for their serious health conditions or the health conditions of their family members. This leave is unpaid, but the workers’ jobs

Family First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know

On March 18, Congress passed and President Trump signed a bill to help Americans as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple provisions in this law provide protections for workers. The employment law attorneys at Swartz Swidler believe that people should understand this bill and the changes it could make. A detailed list of the

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