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Homophobic Discrimination Alleged by NJ State Troopers

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Two veteran New Jersey State Troopers allege, in a lawsuit against the agency, that they have experienced discrimination for their sexual orientation for their more than 20 year careers there. The two troopers, both lieutenants who joined the agency in 2001, now work in a new unit with the mission of making the state police inclusive. […]

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How are Pregnancy Stereotypes at Work Affecting Women’s Health?

Pregnancy Stereotypes Women's Health

Women account for about half of the nation’s workforce. The vast majority of working women also will become pregnant and give birth at least once while employed. That means a lot of pregnant working women are dealing with workplace pregnancy stereotypes. When workplace stereotypes become pregnancy discrimination, an experienced employment lawyer can help to hold […]

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How Does the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Protect Workers?

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The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) provides sweeping protections against acts of discrimination in the state. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may have legal recourse, and you should know your rights under the law. Discrimination vs. Bias-Based Harassment This law covers discrimination and bias-based harassment, so it is wide in […]

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Marijuana Workplace Rules Take Effect in New Jersey

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In February 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the state’s landmark Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act, which legalized recreational marijuana for Garden State residents over 21. While the recreational cannabis use rules went into effect immediately, employers needed rules for how this affected drug policies at work. The state Cannabis Regulatory […]

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How Prevalent is Sexual Harassment of Women Police Officers?

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Despite increased work opportunities for women, local and statewide police forces across New Jersey and the United States continue to have men outnumber women by about nine to one. With such a wide disparity between male and female police officers, sexual harassment of women is an especially serious problem in local, statewide, and national police […]

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Can Companies Require Employees to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 56 percent of people in the United States ages 12 and older were fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of July 19, 2021, and many people are still unable to or refuse to get vaccinated. This has been a source for much debate […]

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How Does Workplace Discrimination Trigger Trauma?

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination of many kinds in the workplace is illegal but still occurs. For many workers, race discrimination remains their greatest obstacle to success and is certain to continue despite efforts to put an end to it. When individual workers are subjected to workplace discrimination, an experienced employment lawyer might be the best resource for holding […]

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Health Care Workers Receive COVID Vaccine Mandate at NJ Hospital Group

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The idea of employers requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all workers is one that continues to create problems between those who are concerned about getting the vaccine and the recent spike of cases due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. This problem resonates particularly in the health care field. Unvaccinated workers at the Hackensack Meridian Health hospital […]

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Employer Liability for Offensive Racist Comments

In an important decision for workers and employers throughout the Garden State, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that derogatory racial terms have no place at work and that these comments, if made by a supervisor, are even more egregious.The case, filed by a terminated worker against his former supervisor and employer, Meda Pharmaceutical, alleges […]

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How can Gender Discrimination Affect the Health of an Employee?

Gender Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes gender discrimination illegal. This law applies to any company with 15 or more employees. It applies to every area of employment, such as hiring, termination, pay, and job perks. If one employee receives disparate treatment and is somehow disadvantaged in their workplace, that may rise to the […]

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