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Hotel Panic Buttons Protect Workers from Sexual Harassment

 

In the era of the #MeToo movement, hotel operators are taking steps to address the problem of sexual harassment faced by many hospitality workers in this country. Hotel and resort companies big and small are responding to the concerns of workers and union leadership to provide devices and training to protect employees. It has been […]

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Changes Due to the #MeToo Movement

 

It is now two years since the New York Times exposed top Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator, giving rise to the #MeToo movement. In the interim, quite a few powerful men, including many household names, have lost their jobs because of similar allegations. Although there is still a long way to go […]

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Supreme Court to Decide If Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ Rights

 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 established U.S. workers’ immunity from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Although this act is one that helped the U.S. take strides toward equality, it did not include those who identified as LGBTQ. Due to the failure to include LGBTQ individuals, the […]

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Amazon Hit with Disability Discrimination Suit by Medical Marijuana Patient

 

A medical marijuana patient and former warehouse worker for Amazon filed a disability discrimination suit against them for wrongful termination. In July 2018, the employee who worked at the warehouse in Edison, New Jersey took a drug test for the company that showed positive results. A month later, Amazon allegedly fired him for marijuana use. […]

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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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