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Costco Managers Face Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

Costco Wholesale is the second largest retailer in the world and a Fortune 500 company known to consumers across the Northeast. Now, workers in two separate New Jersey Costco locations have filed lawsuits alleging rampant sexual harassment that went unpunished by the company. Civil lawsuits filed separately in Middlesex and Monmouth County alleged that managers […]

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New Jersey Teacher Sick Over Hostile Work Environment

 

A high school math teacher filed a lawsuit against the Bergen County school district due to allegations of discrimination and retaliation. The victim initiated the lawsuit due to claims of a hostile work environment. According to the victim, her volatile relationship with a supervisor led her to experience anxiety and other medical issues. In the […]

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Franklin Township Public Works Boss Charged with Sexual Misconduct

 

A boss employed by the Franklin Township Public Works department in Franklin Township, New Jersey was charged with sexual misconduct. His former assistant filed a suit against him claiming that he engaged in unlawful physical contact with her and made unwanted sexual advances toward her multiple times. Allegedly, when she rejected his advances, he retaliated […]

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Google Employees Face Retaliation for Reporting Harassment

 

Google is under fire due to a released document containing reports of retaliation against its employees. The internal document included reports from dozens of workers who received punitive action from reporting incidents in the workplace. Some of the claims included demotions and being placed in less desirable projects. The recent reports of retaliation come after […]

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Is Retaliation Easier to Prove Than Discrimination?

 

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation was the most frequent claim in fiscal year 2017. Discrimination followed closely behind retaliation, including discrimination based on race, sex, disability, age, religion, and national origin. These two incidents are nearly equal in regard to frequency; however, they are not analyzed the same way. A recent […]

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NJ Laws for Expectant Parents

 

William Rieser, an associate with employment law firm Sidney L. Gold & Associates, in Pennsauken, discussed the change in NJ laws for expectant parents. https://nj1015.com/nj-made-it-easier-for-expectant-parents-to-get-their-benefits/

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Stockton University Professor Suspended for Past Harassment Allegations

 

A Stockton University professor faces suspension for past sexual harassment and retaliation allegations. Previously, the professor taught at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and was fired in 2015 after two female students accused him of sexual harassment and subsequent retaliation due to the claims. School officials at Stockton University discovered his history after the professor […]

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McDonald’s to Announce Anti-Harassment Training for Employees

 

McDonald’s will introduce new workplace training focused on harassment and workplace safety. Beginning in October, supervisors and employees will receive interactive and computer-based training in addition to in-person discussions. The anti-harassment training comes after the company faced backlash over the way they handled workplace incidences in the past. Training topics will include anti-bullying tactics, workplace […]

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Major Organization Accused of Shielding Executive Under Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

In the past two years, there have been two sexual harassment allegations against a senior executive official at the National Rifle Association (NRA). The two victims worked with the executive official; one worked for the NRA while the other worked for the NRA’s contracted marketing firm. The sexual harassment claim involving the NRA employee was […]

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Two Family Leave Laws Enacted for Expectant Parents

 

Two new family leave laws enacted for expectant parents will expedite the process for receiving temporary disability and family leave benefits. On Monday, the laws took effect that will ease the process for applying for and receiving benefits through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for mothers who are expecting or home […]

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