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New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Recreational Cannabis

Governor Phil Murphy recently passed three laws on Monday that create the basic structure of recreational cannabis use in the state. Citizens over 21 years old will be allowed to carry up to six ounces of marijuana and purchase it once the marketplace is set up. Additionally, police are barred from stopping a minor on […]

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EEOC Sues New Jersey Health Care Service for Disability Discrimination

A New Jersey-based health network is facing a federal lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly withdrawing a job offer to a woman due to her pregnancy complications. The suit claims that once the health care organization found out about the victim’s problems, they chose to retract a job offer to […]

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Do I Have Rights if I Cannot Work Because of Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the lives of the American people. Wearing masks and washing hands will continue to be the new normal for many months to come. For employees who need to go into work instead of working remotely, COVID-19 has created many questions surrounding safety protocols and the rights of workers. Many […]

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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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