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Proposed Amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is poised for an update thanks to amendments proposed by the state governor. If enacted, the amendments will help companies and employees better tighten loopholes and gaps in the prevention, reporting, and disciplinary measures for employment discrimination. Some victims who experience discrimination may be confused about how to […]

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Top Rutgers Athletics Official Accused of Discrimination and Bullying

A Rutgers University athletic official is facing backlash due to two complaints citing discrimination and bullying. Those close to the official claimed that he created an abusive environment at work. There were also reports of racial discrimination. According to six witnesses, the athletic official had former complaints regarding his abusive behavior toward staff. In fact, […]

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Rutgers University Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Rutgers University is facing a lawsuit following a report of age discrimination against a 95-year-old professor. The professor, part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, claims that a Rutgers University dean forced an unnecessary medical leave after he fainted from dehydration. Two physicians backed up his claim that the fall was due to […]

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Paid Sick Leave Arrives for New Jersey Workers

 

Effective Monday, October 29, all full- and part-time workers in New Jersey are now eligible for paid sick leave. The legislation, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in May, is likely to benefit nearly 1.2 million workers in the Garden State, many of whom work in food and personal-care service industries. The law allows employees to […]

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Federal Whistleblower Protection

 

When we think of government agencies, we think of protection, justice, and law. Even though the government works to protect and serve the country to the best of its abilities, workplace harassment and abuse occur on a governmental level. Federal employees often face discrimination and harassment in the workplace for whistleblowing, or speaking out against […]

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NJ Redefines Part C of the ABC Independent Contractor Test

 

The New Jersey Supreme Court has made changes in employment law that redefine part C of the ABC Independent Contractor test. They claim that part C does not require an individual to operate an independent business, engaged in the same services that are provided by the employer, to be considered an independent contractor. What is […]

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Religious Discrimination  

 

Laws concerning how religion is addressed at work can be confusing. Employers are prohibited from making decisions based upon an employee or candidate’s religion. At the same time, they are required to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs and practices, provided they do not pose an undue hardship to fellow employees or the business. Title VII of […]

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Rutgers University Shines Light on Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual harassment dominates the news today as we have seen major figures in the world of entertainment, media, and politics held accountable for long-time actions. Some of these allegations involve sexual harassment, while others seem less definite. Rutgers University is conducting a series of workshops focusing on the topic. The workshops are sponsored by the […]

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Capitol Hill Sexual Harassment

 

When sexual harassment becomes an accepted component of workplace culture, it can be very difficult for victims to act against their harassers. Many employers have anti-harassment policies in place to provide clear guidelines about what constitutes sexual harassment, and how it is to be reported and handled within the company. Sexual harassment does not just […]

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Silenced Workplace Harassment

 

It is not uncommon for a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace to remain silent. Not only can a victim lose their job for speaking openly about sexual discrimination and assault, but those who speak out may face legal action despite being a victim of an unacceptable crime. While it may seem like victims […]

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