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Whistleblower Complaints are Rising

 

The number of whistleblower complaints reported by employees to federal agencies has spiked in the past five years, yet, the number of investigators on staff has declined. Whistleblower complaints have risen 29 percent since 2014, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the agency is currently operating with 24 percent fewer staff […]

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Victimized Employees Seen as Worse Employees

 

Employee handbooks should include what do if you are being victimized by a fellow co-worker. Yet, what happens when you report workplace harassment to your supervisor only to be viewed by them as a bully yourself? The victimized employee may find themselves in an impossible situation, especially when they have never engaged in bullying behavior […]

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Breakfast Franchise Owners Pay to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

 

Following a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, the owners of several IHOP franchises in Nevada and New York will pay $700,000 dollars to the individuals who reported the harassment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The owners also agreed to implement new employment policies, update their training, and increase monitoring to settle the case. […]

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Nursing Home Fires Pregnant Aide

 

A South Jersey woman is accusing a nursing home for terminating her after her second day of work when she informed her employer that she was pregnant. The woman filed a complaint with the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (NJDCR) after her manager said she was a liability due to her pregnancy and sent […]

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Governor Signs Bill Banning NDAs in Work Sexual Harassment Cases

 

Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) from being used by New Jersey employers regarding workplace sexual harassment cases. Senate Bill 121, which was signed on Monday, will allow victims the ability to be transparent about the trauma they experienced in the workplace without repercussions from their employers regarding their settlement. Any […]

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Differences in Sexual Harassment Views

 

What constitutes sexual harassment is not the same thing to everyone. According to a new study, it varies by generation and country. The international charity, ActionAid, which works with girls and women in 45 countries around the world, surveyed more than 2,500 people between the ages of 14 and 21 living in the United Kingdom […]

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Chili’s Server Quits Due to Request for Change in Dress Code

 

LGBTQ employees have the right to a workplace free from discrimination. Yet, for one Chili’s Grill & Bar server, she believes her perceived sexual orientation affected her treatment in a promotion interview, leading to her resignation from the company. The employee alleges that she was advised that her workplace interview attire was not gender appropriate […]

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What are the Eligibility Requirements for NJFLA?

 

There is little doubt that juggling work and family responsibilities can be difficult. There may be times when you need to take time off from work for family and medical reasons, such as caring for a sick family member or newborn. The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to help employees balance work […]

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Cannabis in the Workplace

 

New Jersey’s cannabis medical program will be expanding, as debates continue about legalization for adult use. As legislators weave their way through changing laws, employers are expressing concerns about increased cannabis use in workplaces. State medical marijuana laws allow those with legal prescriptions to use it, but they do not specify that companies must let […]

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Cops Wrongfully Terminated from Disbanded Department

 

Police officers and a former police chief in a New Jersey town are suing for wrongful termination. Their suit contends that when the borough of Newfield disbanded their police unit and negotiated a new police agreement with Franklin Township, they violated their employment rights, leaving the four former employees without jobs. The four individuals were […]

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