What Are Prohibited Employment Policies

Under the federal anti-discrimination laws, it is illegal for employers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. to have employment policies that discriminate against applicants or employees based on their color, race, religion, national origin, sex, and other protected statuses unless they are necessary for business reasons. The employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler can

What Constitutes Workplace Bullying, Harassment or Discrimination In 2022

Employers must ensure that they prevent illegal harassment and discrimination based on the protected characteristics of their applicants and employees in the workplace in all aspects of employment. The prohibitions against discrimination and harassment in the workplace are outlined under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other relevant federal and state

What To Do About Wrongful Termination In New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania can fire at-will employees for nearly any reason and at any time. Similarly, at-will employees can resign from their jobs for any reason and at any time. While most terminations are legal, there are some situations in which a person’s firing will amount to wrongful termination. Employers cannot fire

How To Tell If You Are The Victim Of Gender Discrimination

Employers are prohibited from engaging in discriminatory acts in the workplace against applicants and employees because of their protected characteristics. There are numerous protected characteristics, including gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, pregnancy, and more. While workplace discrimination is illegal, it is still fairly common.

What Is the New Jersey CEPA Whistleblower Act?

Most businesses in New Jersey have a significant degree of autonomy and conduct their daily business operations without much governmental oversight. In New Jersey, both the state and federal governments rely on whistleblowers to uncover employers’ violations of the law and fraud against the government to protect workplace safety, the public’s safety, and to prevent

Understanding National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination in the workplace is illegal under state and federal law. It happens when an employer treats applicants or employees negatively based on the fact that they come from a particular area of the world, because of their accents or ethnicity, or because they look like they have a specific ethnic background even

What You Need to Know About Severance Pay in New Jersey

Some New Jersey employees are offered severance packages when they are terminated or laid off from their jobs. Severance pay is meant to lessen the impact of a job loss. Most employers that offer severance pay will only provide it to employees who lose their jobs as a part of a reduction in force, mass

Fathers' Rights and the FMLA

Fathers’ Rights and the FMLA

While many employers talk about maternity leave and recognize the rights of new mothers to take time off to spend with their babies, fathers also have the right to take time off from work to care for newly born infants, newly adopted children, new foster children, and injured children. Despite having this right, less than

What Steps Can I Take If My Employer Gets My Unemployment Claim Denied?

Employees in New Jersey might be entitled to unemployment benefits when they lose their jobs through no fault of their own. These benefits function as a type of insurance. Employers pay into the unemployment program, and employees who are terminated or laid off can temporarily collect benefits until they find new jobs. However, some people

The Employee's Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Employee’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees with the right to take unpaid leave from work for qualifying reasons. This law provides important protections to employees working for covered employers across the U.S. Here is a brief guide for employees about the FMLA from the attorneys at