Many employers in New Jersey conduct background checks on their applicants, and some also perform background checks on their existing employees annually. While an employer has the right to check the backgrounds of its employees and applicants to see whether they have criminal histories, there are limits to doing so. Because of the fact that
Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited under federal and state law. However, this type of conduct in the workplace is a prevalent problem. According to a study conducted by the EEOC in 2016, approximately 75% of people who experience workplace harassment do not tell their supervisors or employers. When surveyed anonymously, almost 60% of
When you have suffered an injury at work or outside of work in New Jersey, you likely want to return to work as soon as possible. Before you can, your doctor might have to release you to return to work. If your doctor believes you should have some restrictions upon your return to your job,
Pregnant women in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are protected in the workplace by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. The law covers employers with 15 or more employees and prohibits workplace discrimination based on pregnancy, pregnancy-related medical conditions, or childbirth. While the PDA has been the law for more than 40 years, some employers continue
What to do if you are being sexually harassed at work Sexual harassment is a problem that occurs in workplaces across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Both men and women can be the victims or perpetrators of sexual harassment. If you are being sexually harassed at work, you might wonder what you should do and might
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.
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