Parents and expectant mothers in New Jersey are able to take unpaid leave from work under the federal Family Medical Leave Act or the New Jersey parental leave law. Expectant mothers are also protected under state and federal laws that prohibit pregnancy-based discrimination. New Jersey is also a state that has a paid leave program
If you work in New Jersey and are pregnant, you likely want to learn about your rights to maternity leave, pregnancy leave, and parental leave. You might be confused about the amount of time that you are able to take off from work in the state. The employment lawyers at Swartz Swidler can help you
If you are having problems at work because of your pregnancy, you might wonder what you can do about it. Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is illegal. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler help people who encounter workplace discrimination on the basis of their pregnancies. It is important that you understand what to do so that
An amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects women from discrimination based on their pregnancies, related medical conditions, or childbirth. Women who are pregnant or who have related medical conditions have to be treated the same way as other workers who have similar limitations or abilities.
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Pregnant Employees must be granted reasonable accommodations when the employer has provided similar accommodations to other individuals with similar limitations. The United States Supreme Court ruling is a victory for Peggy Young, a former driver for UPS who claimed the package company violated her rights under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). She will now have
Sexual harassment is a specific type of workplace discrimination based on sex . It includes: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in which submission to or rejection of such conduct explicitly or implicitly affects and individual’s work or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
Legislature Considering Bill to Amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to Expand the Rights of Pregnant Employees
On September 30, 2013, New Jersey (NJ) Senate proposed legislation requiring employers to make reasonable accommodation available for pregnancy-related needs when requested by the employees with the advice of their physician. Currently, under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), there is no requirement that preferential leave be given to a pregnant employee, unless complications related to the pregnancy rise to the level of a disability under New Jersey discrimination law.