How To File A Racial Discrimination Lawsuit in NJ

How To File A Racial Discrimination Lawsuit in NJ

Being discriminated against in the workplace based on race is a horrible experience. If you think that your employer has unlawfully discriminated against you, you might not know how to handle the issue. While racial discrimination in the workplace has been illegal for more than half a century, it is still a pervasive issue in

7 Examples of Wrongful Termination

If you were recently fired from your job, you might wonder whether your termination was lawful. While most employees work at will, employers can’t fire employees for illegal reasons. If you were filed for an unlawful reason, you might be entitled to pursue a claim against your employer. Here are seven examples of wrongful termination

How To Know When You Should Blow The Whistle On Your Employer

How To Know When You Should Blow The Whistle On Your Employer

Many employees who witness unethical or illegal conduct at their jobs, including harassment, fraud, and other similar types of misconduct, do not report it. In many cases, they fear that coming forward to report their employers’ illegal actions might not be worth the consequences they might face and choose to look the other way. The

Can I Get Fired for Discussing My Wages at Work?

You likely know that people who have similar skills and experience and who perform the same type of work for an employer have a right to equal pay regardless of their race, gender, or other protected characteristics. However, it can be difficult to determine whether you are being fairly paid without being able to discuss

What to Do if Your Employer is Falsifying Your Timecard

What to Do if Your Employer is Falsifying Your Timecard

Employees trust their employers to be honest and to accurately track their hours so that they will be paid for all of the work they do. Employees deserve to receive full payment for all of the hours that they work for their employers. Unfortunately, however, some employers are dishonest and try to get away with

Can I Be Fired for Going to Rehab?

Can I Be Fired for Going to Rehab?

Deciding to seek treatment for alcohol or drug dependence is a major step for people struggling with addiction issues. However, the choice can be highly stressful if you are employed. Many employees hesitate to go to inpatient rehabilitation even when they need it because of concerns they have about potentially losing their jobs. Recognizing that

What to Know About Employment Contracts

Most employees in New Jersey are at-will employees, which means they can be terminated at any time and for any lawful purpose. At the same time, at-will employees also can end their employment at any time and for any reason. While at-will employment is the norm, some employees work under written employment contracts. While there

What Is the Difference Between the ADA and the FMLA?

What Is the Difference Between the ADA and the FMLA?

Employees who have serious health conditions might be covered under two federal laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Understanding the types of protection these two laws provide and the types of employers that are covered by them is important when you have suffered a serious

Can You Take FMLA Twice In One Year For Different Reasons In NJ?

Can You Take FMLA Twice In One Year For Different Reasons In NJ?

If you work for a covered employer in New Jersey and are an eligible employee, you are entitled to take leave from work under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA, eligible employees can take leave from work for 12 weeks or less to care for their family members’ serious medical

Sexual Harassment At Off-Site Company Events

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