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Serena Williams Fined at U.S. Open

 

At the women’s singles championship match at this year’s U.S. Open, Serena Williams, a tennis phenom of nearly 20 years, faced a new and talented challenger, Naomi Osaka. Serena, returning to the competitive sport within a year of giving birth, was issued a warning when her coach signaled her from the stands. She claimed not […]

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Improving Company Sexual Harassment Policies

 

Companies are taking a hard look at their sexual harassment policies. Employees in industries across the board have been speaking out, and it is becoming clear that many businesses have policies that are not up to the new standard. The new path toward better sexual harassment policies is not a clear one, and these types […]

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Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Announce Opening of New Jersey Office

 

Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce the opening of a new office in New Jersey. With offices in Philadelphia and now in South Jersey, the firm is better able to serve their growing list of clients and prospective clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. The new office address is 2500 McClellan […]

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Paid Sick Leave Arrives for New Jersey Workers

 

Effective Monday, October 29, all full- and part-time workers in New Jersey are now eligible for paid sick leave. The legislation, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in May, is likely to benefit nearly 1.2 million workers in the Garden State, many of whom work in food and personal-care service industries. The law allows employees to […]

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The #MeToo Movement’s Generational Divide

 

The #MeToo movement grows bigger every day, and as its momentum builds, subgroups within it are voicing opposing viewpoints. Going back several generations, sexual harassment was perceived differently, and the opinions of older women are not necessarily in line with younger ones. Victims from past decades had different experiences, and in many cases, they simply […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Under Sexual Harassment Claims

 

 Sexual harassment claims were made against a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The lawsuit was filed against the restaurant chain, which includes Blazin Wings and JK and T Wings, in August by a female server who alleged that she endured sexual harassment and retaliation by her manager. Both the Federal Civil Rights […]

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Massage Therapists and Sexual Harassment

 

Massages are a popular way to unwind, relieve muscle aches, reduce tension, and even assist in the healing process after surgeries and injuries. However, there have recently been several accounts of massage therapists touching clients inappropriately. In fact, Massage Envy, a spa franchise, has had approximately 200 reports of sexual harassment and assault. Although one […]

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Women Accused of Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Movement

 

When most of us think of sexual harassment in the workplace, we usually think of a man subjecting a woman to unwanted sexual advances. Sometimes these advances are subtle comments or jokes, and sometimes they are in the form of groping, assault, or rape. In fact, sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted sexual advance […]

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New Jersey Truck Company Fined for Wrongful Termination

 

An employee of a New Jersey truck company, who was fired from his job due to sleep apnea, will receive $30,000 from his employer. Officials stated the company, P. Judge & Sons, should have reinstated the worker after his doctor said the man could return to his job. The employee had worked as a yard […]

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Sexual Harassment Policy for New Jersey Lawmakers Upgraded

 

The sexual harassment policy designed for lawmakers in New Jersey will be upgraded. It was announced on Wednesday that the policy which was created in 2009 will be revised. Due to a nationwide analysis that determined that New Jersey is one of 17 states with the weakest sexual harassment policy for legislators, changes will be […]

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