If you have been fired from your job, you might wonder whether your termination was illegal. Wrongful termination happens when workers are fired in violation of local, state, or federal laws or in violation of the terms of an employment contract. If you believe that your employer terminated you in violation of the law, the
Constructive dismissal is a type of wrongful termination claim. A wrongful constructive dismissal occurs when an employer wrongfully makes the working conditions at your job hostile enough that you are forced to quit. Your termination must also be in violation of your employment contract or of public policy. At Swartz Swidler, our attorneys assist workers
If you were fired, and you think that the reason for your termination was unlawful, it is possible that you might have a claim for wrongful termination. A wrongful termination claim can be complex and involve complicated laws and procedures. This means that it may be a good idea for you to consult with an
If you have been fired from your job, you might wonder whether your firing was legal. A person’s termination is wrongful if he or she was fired in violation of an employment contract or in violation of state, federal, or local laws. The employment attorneys at Swartz Swidler help people who have been wrongfully terminated
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
An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) conference highlighting employment discrimination due to national origin was held in Washington, D.C. on November 13, 2013.
Discrimination on the basis of national origin is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This protection can be broadly applied not only to discrimination resulting merely from a persons place of birth or ancestry. Also applicable would be discrimination on the basis of cultural or linguistic characteristic, such as accents and clothing. The law thus protects, for example, an Indian man’s right to wear a turban, or a Czech’s heavy accent.
New Jersey employees had reason to rejoice this summer, as the New Jersey legislature passed two pieces of legislation on August 27th that strengthens employee privacy and prohibit certain types of discrimination based on private matters.
A Red Lobster Franchisee, GMRI, Inc., has been charged in a lawsuit alleging pervasive sexual harassment and discrimination at its Salisbury, MD location, in violation of federal law. The Philadelphia Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) district office in Pennsylvania is bringing the claim. The EEOC is a federal agency charged with handling employment discrimination
Religious discrimination in the workplace continues to rise in New Jersey and around the country. As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, reports of employment-based religious-discrimination are sky rocketing. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported a surge of wide-ranging employee claims of religious discrimination as expressions of faith have grown more diverse. The EEOC defines religious-discrimination as “treating a person (applicant or employee) unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects not only people who belong to traditional, organized religious … but also others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs. Religious discrimination can also involve treating someone differently because that person is married to (or associated with) an individual of a particular religion or because of his or her connection with a religious organization or group.”