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What are Common Types of Employment Discrimination?

 

People talk at length about being discriminated against on the job. However, many articles and news reports never describe exactly what constitutes discrimination, or what it really means to a worker. To shed light on the topic, frequent types of employment discrimination are described below. These types of discrimination can easily become seeds of employment […]

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NJ Female Police Officer Claims Sexual Harassment

 

A female police lieutenant claimed that she experienced sexual harassment and discrimination by the Middlesex Police Department. The victim claimed that she was frequently passed over for promotions and received inferior treatment from her male counterparts. The lieutenant alleged that she lost her position as head of the Traffic Safety Bureau due to discrimination and […]

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More Anonymous Sexual Harassment Suits are Being Filed

 

The #MeToo movement has been shedding light on the serious and often hidden problem of workplace sexual harassment. Victims of sexual harassment have come forward over the past several years in dozens of cases involving prominent figures and major corporations, which has drawn widespread public attention to the issue and encouraged more people to speak […]

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Workplace Diversity Training in New Jersey

 

Now more than ever, companies are growing more diverse, resulting in a decline in negative comments regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. According to the fourth annual New Jersey State of Diversity Survey, a big part of this change is due to training. If you or someone you know was discriminated against at work, […]

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Company Changes Name to Avoid Sexual Harassment Charges

 

Manley Toy Direct, a Chinese-based toy company, is changing its name following the loss of a sexual harassment lawsuit. The Iowa-based toy company is avoiding paying millions of dollars in settlement fees to the victims in the lawsuit. This incident is part of an ongoing problem regarding company owners avoiding U.S. judgements. An employee of […]

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Can Employees Turn Down Raises and Promotions?

 

Although it is not a common occurrence, employees have been known to turn down pay raises and promotions. Employees may not understand the best way to tell their employers this, and in turn, the employers might also be in the dark about handling the situation. Reasons for Declining Declining raises and promotions makes financial sense […]

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Is Your Employer Compensating You Fairly? Common NJ Wage and Hour Violations

 

While New Jersey’s wage and hour laws, as well as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), set forth comprehensive guidelines to ensure workers are compensated fairly for their time worked, not all employees are aware of their rights under the law and they may be receiving unfair compensation. New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws  Under […]

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Airline Contract Dispute Raises Concerns for Workers

 

Safety concerns are at the heart of a major ongoing dispute between American Airlines’ mechanics and the company. During a bitter contract renegotiation, one worker union issued the stark warning to its 3,500 members to not fly American if they cared about their families’ safety. The issue arose as American Airlines and their mechanics worked […]

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Embracing in the Workplace

 

The #MeToo movement has changed the way relatively simple actions, such as hugging a co-worker who has received a promotion or going through another life event, are perceived. Many people prefer to err on the side of caution and not embrace a co-worker in such situations, even if they would not have thought twice about […]

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Employers to be Banned from Requesting Salary History from Applicants

 

Under a recently signed bill, employers in New Jersey will soon be banned from asking job applicants to reveal their salary history. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed the bill on Thursday in effort to promote equal pay for women and minorities in the state. The law, which will go into effect in six months, also […]

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