How Employers Violate the Equal Pay Act

Under the federal Equal Pay Act, employers in New Jersey are required to pay men and women who have substantially similar jobs equally. This law covers all types of compensation, including salaries, stock options, insurance benefits, commissions, and bonuses. However, many employers fail to pay male and female employees equally, and women continue to earn

3 Types of Age Discrimination That Are Depressingly Common

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act or ADEA prohibits discrimination against workers over 40 based on their ages for employers with 20 or more employees. In New Jersey, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or NJLAD provides more expansive protection to workers against age discrimination and protects adult workers of all ages. Despite the existence

Did Your Employer Retaliate Against You for Taking FMLA Leave?

Under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act or FMLA, eligible employees who work for covered employers have the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for several reasons. The primary reasons why people take FMLA leave are to deal with their own serious medical issues or to care for their

What To Expect After Filing a Sexual Harassment Claim

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an illegal form of discrimination. Unfortunately, however, many people are the victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, and some people are scared to file complaints with their companies when it occurs. To put an end to sexual harassment in your workplace, you will need to file an internal

Can Employers Refuse To Hire You Because of Your Record?

Many employers in New Jersey conduct background checks on their applicants, and some also perform background checks on their existing employees annually. While an employer has the right to check the backgrounds of its employees and applicants to see whether they have criminal histories, there are limits to doing so. Because of the fact that

What Counts as Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited under federal and state law. However, this type of conduct in the workplace is a prevalent problem. According to a study conducted by the EEOC in 2016, approximately 75% of people who experience workplace harassment do not tell their supervisors or employers. When surveyed anonymously, almost 60% of

Fired While on Light Duty?

Fired While on Light Duty

When you have suffered an injury at work or outside of work in New Jersey, you likely want to return to work as soon as possible. Before you can, your doctor might have to release you to return to work. If your doctor believes you should have some restrictions upon your return to your job,

Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Pregnant women in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are protected in the workplace by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. The law covers employers with 15 or more employees and prohibits workplace discrimination based on pregnancy, pregnancy-related medical conditions, or childbirth. While the PDA has been the law for more than 40 years, some employers continue

How to Deal With Sexual Harassment At Work

What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work Sexual harassment is a problem that occurs in workplaces across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Both men and women can be the victims or perpetrators of sexual harassment. If you are being sexually harassed at work, you might wonder what you should do and might

Discrimination in Any Aspect of Employment Is Illegal

When is workplace discrimination illegal? Discrimination in the workplace is illegal when it is based on the protected statuses of individuals. The protected statuses include race, national origin, color, sex, disability, religion, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, and others. Workplace discrimination based on the protected characteristics of an applicant or employee is always illegal, including subconscious