Workplace sexual harassment is illegal under state and federal law. In some cases, employers might also be liable when sexual harassment happens at a place or event outside of their employee’s regular working hours, including company parties, picnics, receptions, dinners, and others when their employees are present because of their employment relationship. Employers might be
While not all employers are covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), those that are must allow their eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave off from work each year to care for their own or their immediate family members’ serious medical conditions. This type of leave is unpaid.
While many people have heard of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, fewer might know about the Civil Rights Act of 1991. This law was enacted because of several unpopular U.S. Supreme Court decisions and overturned them. It also amended several portions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The amendments also
Sexual harassment in the workplace has continued to be a problem despite federal and state laws that make it illegal. In some cases, sexual harassment cases are litigated in court when employers fail to take action to stop the harassment. Employees are protected against sexual harassment by local, state, and federal laws as well as
Eligible employees who work for companies that are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can take up to 12 weeks off from their jobs because of their own or their close family members’ serious medical conditions. However, they can only take leave under the FMLA for specific listed reasons. Understanding when FMLA
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
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
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
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.
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