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Implicit Bias Training

 

The repercussions from a recent arrest of two African-American men standing outside of a Philadelphia Starbucks includes the emergence of implicit bias training to company policies. The two men were waiting for a business meeting, and one was told that he could not use the restroom unless he made a purchase. Police officers soon arrived, […]

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Sexual Harassment at Cannes Film Festival

 

The Cannes Film Festival is the most well-known and prestigious film festival in the world, attracting thousands of industry executives, actors, and journalists. Held each year in the French Riviera, it draws in celebrities, members of the film industry, and others. Although it is an industry-sanctioned event, cases of sexual harassment and abuse at Cannes […]

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Governor Phil Murphy Signs Three Transgender Rights Bills

 

Governor Phil Murphy signed three transgender rights bills into law in New Jersey last Tuesday. The first bill allows transgender individuals to change their birth certificates to show the gender with which they identify, which does not require proof that they went through sex reassignment surgery. Another bill permits death certificates to list the gender with which […]

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Approval of Pension-Forfeiture Bill

 

The #MeToo movement has raised public awareness on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. The #MeToo movement has also forced members of Congress and high-profile figures in the media and entertainment industries, such as film producer Harvey Weinstein, to lose their jobs. The Assembly State and Local Government Committee recently approved bill S3766 earlier […]

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Neelima Vanguri Named 2018 Attorney of the Year by The Legal Intelligencer

 

The law firm of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. is very proud to announce that associate employment lawyer, Neelima Vanguri, has recently been named 2018 Attorney of the Year by The Legal Intelligencer. She received the award at a banquet held on June 27, which honored Ms. Vanguri and the other two finalists. This […]

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U.S. Labor Department Denies Lawmakers’ Requests for Data on Sexual Harassment

 

Considering events highlighting sexual harassment in the workplace, several senators requested that the United State Department of Labor begin to collect data on how much sexual harassment claims are costing employers in the U.S.  The Department responded that it could not undertake this type of data collection since it would be too complex and costly. […]

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Restaurant Displays Age Discrimination

 

Seasons 52, a national restaurant chain based in Orlando, Florida, was recently fined nearly $3 million by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The company allegedly did not hire employees over age 40, whether it was for front house positions, where customers would interact with them, or back house positions, where there is little […]

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AT&T Discriminates Against Older Workers

 

Dating back as far as 2008, several AT&T employees have alleged that AT&T, Inc. violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). An employee, who worked with AT&T for 16 years as a Sales Coach Manager, was terminated at the age of 53, while AT&T simultaneously maintained younger, lower-performing sales coach managers or permitted them […]

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Bill Approved Banning Non-Disclosure Agreements from Work Contracts

 

The New Jersey State Senate voted unanimously on a bill designed to prohibit non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) from work contracts. On Thursday, the official bill, S121, was approved by a 34-0 vote. The proposed legislation states that NDAs used by employers in employment contracts would be prohibited. This includes settlement agreements that stem from legal claims […]

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New Law Aims to Stop Sexual Misconduct in Schools

 

Schools today are not the haven we would like them to be. Not only is there gun violence, but sexual abuse is happening in schools throughout the country.  Many believe we need to do more to protect children from being preyed upon in schools. If a contracted employee in a New Jersey school has been […]

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