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Study Shows That Doctors Frequently Experience Sexual Harassment on Social Media

A Pew Research Center study found that 41 percent of American adults have experienced harassment online, with one in five people reporting extreme online harassment, including sexual harassment. Additionally, a survey of 464 doctors showed that one in four physicians who use social media had been personally attacked. These attacks ranged from ridicule surrounding a […]

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How can Employers Support Disabled Workers During the Pandemic?

According to the President of the National Organization on Disability (NOD), people with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). One in five workers with disabilities have lost employment compared to one in seven of the general population, according to the U.S. Labor Bureau of Statistics (BLS). The number of remote workers in […]

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Women Working in Neurosurgery are Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment

Earlier this year, a neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic led a study to determine the prevalence of sexual harassment among female and male neurosurgeons. The survey results from 622 respondents are startling: Approximately 62 percent of respondents witnessed some form of bullying or sexual harassment in neurosurgery. Eighty-eight percent of females and 44 percent of […]

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EEOC to Update Manual on Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

In mid-November 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued preliminary revisions to the Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination. The proposed revisions reflect decisions from various employment discrimination court cases that have taken place over the past decade or so since it was last revised. The public can view and offer input on the updates, […]

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Transgender Man Files Lawsuit Against Amazon for Pregnancy Discrimination

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An Amazon employee recently filed a federal discrimination suit against the company, claiming that he was mistreated after telling a manager that he was pregnant. The plaintiff is a transgender man who alleged that he was harassed and demoted after informing the supervisor about the pregnancy last June.  According to the lawsuit, once he shared […]

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Why Do Workers with Disabilities Still Experience Wage Discrimination?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only 19.1 percent of disabled adults have jobs. Many disabled workers only earn substandard wages in the range of $2.15 an hour. Surprisingly, it is federal law that creates a loophole, making low pay possible and legal. Poverty is a real and pressing issue for the disabled […]

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What are the Rights of Whistleblowers in New Jersey?

New Jersey has some of the strongest statutes in the nation to protect whistleblowers. A whistleblower is someone who reports a person or organization that they believe is engaged in wrongdoing, illegal activities, or corruption. Quite often, the whistleblower is an employee, but they can also be someone who does business with or hears something […]

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Can I be Fired for Failing a Drug Test Because of Medical Marijuana?

In New Jersey, an employee cannot be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana. This decision comes from a recent court ruling on the ongoing debate over medical marijuana and consequences involved in using the substance. The ruling states that as long as employees are not under the influence while at work, […]

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Is Gender Equality an Unexpected COVID-19 Dividend?

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The current global pandemic has changed businesses in multiple ways, including social distancing, face masks, and sanitation protocols. Unexpectedly, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has also impacted the way society views gender in the workplace. The following are ways gender equality has improved during the pandemic. Blurred Gender Roles Historically, gender stereotypes portrayed women as less inclined […]

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African American Workers Experienced Racism at Berkley Workplace

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Race discrimination in the workplace continues to be a source of unrest in the United States. One incident in Berkley, New Jersey highlights the inequality and systemic racism that persists in the workforce. At a cement company, an African American employee claims that he or she was fired after photographing a noose hanging from a […]

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