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
Tips to prevent age discrimination at work Many adults face age discrimination when they are searching for jobs. Age discrimination also frequently occurs within the workplace when others unfairly view older employees as being less able to handle their jobs. Unconscious bias against older workers is a serious problem in workplaces in New Jersey and
Different types of employment termination People in New Jersey might lose their jobs for many different reasons. Since most employees work at will, employers might fire them for any reason as long as it is not discriminatory. Some employees are terminated because of predictable reasons while others might be fired for no reason at all.
When employers decide whether or not to promote an employee, they take multiple factors into consideration, including the candidate’s skills, experience, education, attitude, and others. There are certain factors that employers should never consider when deciding whether to give someone a promotion, including a candidate’s color, race, gender, age, religion, national origin, religion, or disability.
Most people picture children when they hear about bullying. However, bullying in the workplace is a very common problem. According to Forbes, a 2019 Monster survey found that 94% of employees who were surveyed reported they had experienced bullying at work. Of the respondents, 51.1% reported they had been bullied by supervisors or managers. While
Promotion discrimination is illegal when someone is passed over for a promotion based on an unlawful discriminatory reason. If you have been the victim of illegal promotion discrimination, you may be entitled to recover damages by filing a discrimination charge. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler can review what happened and help you to understand the
During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have been laid off from their jobs. Many people who have lost work during the pandemic are independent contractors. While unemployment benefits are generally only available to employees, there are two possible ways you might qualify for unemployment benefits as an independent contractor. One way you might qualify
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, most employees are paid on either an hourly or salary basis. Employees are generally classified based on the way that they are paid and the types of work that they perform. Understanding the difference between an hourly and salaried worker is important. Both types of payment systems have drawbacks and
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies have provided incentives to their employees so that they will continue to work. These extra payments are made on top of their employees’ regular hourly rates and are meant to encourage workers to report to their jobs even when there is a heightened risk of illness,
Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic and may have trouble affording basic necessities. People who are self-employed have been especially hard-hit and do not qualify for employment benefits, including rideshare drivers, artists, freelancers, and others. Thankfully, the government has prioritized protecting workers and has expanded