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South Jersey Gender Identity Discrimination Lawyers: Transsexuals are Protected Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination

As the transgender community continues to grow and become more widely accepted, the state of New Jersey strictly enforces the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), which protects the civil rights of these individuals, including their right to work without the fear of termination or discrimination due to their gender identity. New Jersey is known […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Firefighter’s Sexual Bias Suit

Rockaway Township and the Hibernia Fire Company 1 in New Jersey recently agreed to pay $100,000 to a former female fire lieutenant to settle a sexual bias lawsuit claiming she had to endure a hostile work environment and harassment because of her gender. In the suit, the former firefighter claims that she was dismissed from […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers Discuss Paid Sick Leave for New Jersey Workers

The New Jersey Senate recently passed a bill that will require all employers in the state to provide paid sick leave to its employees. The news has been well received by the more than one million New Jersey workers currently without paid time off for illness, which proponents for the bill say is a risk […]

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South Jersey Whistleblower Lawyers Report on Emotional Consequences of Workplace Discrimination

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex, race or disability. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who blow the whistle on unlawful practices conducted within the company. When employers violate the whistleblower law, employees may find themselves facing workplace harassment or unlawful termination. In […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Settlement

A New Jersey whistleblower formerly employed by the J-M Manufacturing Company, the leading supplier of PVC pipes in the United States and Canada, is in line to receive over six million dollars from a settlement reached in negotiations with J-M’s parent company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA (FPC-USA). The case alleges that the company knowingly supplied […]

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South Jersey Employment Discrimination Lawyers Cite Disparities in LGBT Rights

Almost every form of workplace discrimination is explicitly banned by federal law. One notable exception, according to South Jersey employment discrimination lawyers, is discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals. Although in July, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex as set forth […]

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South Jersey Employment Discrimination Lawyers Discuss Firing of Transgender Employee

A Deptford, New Jersey Wal-Mart employee has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was harassed and then fired from the company because of her gender identity. The employee began working at the store in September of 2012. In January of 2013, she informed a manager that she was transgendering, began to express her gender identity […]

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