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Older New Jersey Workers Gain More Protection Under New State Law

Older New Jersey Workers Gain More Protections Under New State Law Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law further protections for older workers against age discrimination by amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The amendment, which was signed by the governor on October 5, changed the NJLAD in the following […]

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Is There Age Discrimination in My Workplace?

Age Discrimination

According to a survey from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), nearly three out of five older workers have either witnessed or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination is illegal, however, this issue is still very prevalent today and has harmful effects on an individual. When an employee is treated unfairly because of […]

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Does Gender Identity Affect Income?

Gender Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination in the workplace. Specifically, Title VII prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, and other protected characteristics. When Title VII was first established, gender identity was not a common term. Nowadays, the lesbian, gay, […]

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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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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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Will Employee Discrimination Increase When Business Resumes?

Across the country, businesses are slowly starting to reopen as some of the COVID-related restrictions are being lifted. This is good news for employers and employees who have experienced first-hand how devastating the pandemic has been on the economy. Ideally, when companies are given the green light to reopen, employers will be able to rehire […]

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Rutgers University Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Rutgers University is facing a lawsuit following a report of age discrimination against a 95-year-old professor. The professor, part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, claims that a Rutgers University dean forced an unnecessary medical leave after he fainted from dehydration. Two physicians backed up his claim that the fall was due to […]

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Five Things You Should Know About the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

 

Age discrimination is a very real problem in the workplace today. In fact, according to a 2018 AARP workplace survey, nearly two out of three workers aged 45 and older said they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work. This survey included 3,900 individuals over the age of 45 who were employed or seeking employment. What […]

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Poor Health Linked to Age Discrimination

 

Age discrimination is a huge problem that many people face in their everyday lives. Individuals may face age discrimination while out at a restaurant, while receiving medical care, and even in the workplace. While this specific type of discrimination can have a negative impact on a person’s self-esteem, it may also have a negative impact […]

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Ways to Counter Age Discrimination

 

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is one of the primary statues enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Act prohibits employment discrimination for workers aged 40 and older and requires employers to consider individual capabilities when making employment decisions, rather than focus on an individual’s age. June recently marked the 50th […]

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