How Do Whistleblower Protections Protect Employees?

Whistleblower laws provide important protection for employees who report their employers for engaging in illegal activities or violating the safety standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. OSHA is the federal agency that is tasked with administering the whistleblower provisions found in 22 federal statutes. Here is an overview of the

7 Clues Your Corporate Culture Is a Liability

Corporate leaders should carefully assess their work environments to identify issues that could be holding their organizations back. Large companies do not miss their goals based on the performance of a single employee and do not develop high turnover rates without an underlying problem in the culture. In many cases, a toxic workplace environment leads

Toxic Corporate Culture: 6 Warning Signs To Watch For

Toxic Corporate Culture: 6 Warning Signs To Watch For

Many companies have toxic cultures, resulting in multiple problems. When the culture in a workplace is toxic, morale can be harmed and turnover rates can dramatically increase. People do not like working in hostile environments. A toxic workplace culture can also lead to poor productivity, profit losses, and potential liability from current and former employees.

Understanding an Anti-Harassment Policy

Workplace harassment based on the protected characteristics of employees is illegal. Despite the laws prohibiting employment discrimination, it continues to occur in companies across the U.S. The most common type of illegal workplace harassment is sexual harassment. Employers with several employees are at risk of facing harassment claims if they do not have strong harassment

Examples of Sexual and Non-Sexual Harassment

Workplace harassment is always problematic, but it is not always illegal. Sexual harassment at work is a type of harassment that is illegal under state and federal laws in New Jersey. Understanding what constitutes sexual harassment versus other types of harassment is important for employees so that they can understand their employee rights. The attorneys

8 Types of Workplace Harassment (and How to Stop Them)

Workplace harassment can take multiple forms. It is important to understand the different types of workplace harassment and things that you can do to stop them from happening. Harassment in the workplace can create a hostile environment, lead to poor employee morale, and result in high turnover rates. Employers that allow harassment to flourish could

What Laws Protect Employees?

Employees have multiple rights, and there are numerous laws in place to protect them. The U.S. Department of Labor is tasked with enforcing nearly 180 laws to protect workers, including protections for pay and overtime, safety protections, labor protections, and many others. Other agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, enforce other laws to

What To Know About Religious Workplace Discrimination

In both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, religious discrimination in the workplace is illegal under both state and federal law. The prohibition against religious discrimination at work extends to all aspects of employment, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, salaries, bonuses, opportunities for training, demotions, and terminations. Despite the legal prohibitions against workplace religious discrimination, many employers still

Understanding Religious Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination based on the religion of employees is prohibited in the U.S. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. New Jersey and Pennsylvania similarly prohibit religious discrimination through state laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Private employers and local and state governments are

Common Workplace Discrimination Statistics

No matter the industry in which you work, discrimination might occur. Discrimination at work is a problem in all types of jobs. When it is based on a worker’s protected characteristics, it is also illegal. Illegal workplace discrimination affects thousands of U.S. employees every year. When people file discrimination charges to report unlawful discrimination, their