Sidney L. Gold and Associates, P.C.

Call For A Free Consultation

215-569-1999
Review Our Firm
← Older posts

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 […]

» Read More...
Posted on


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, […]

» Read More...
Posted on


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 […]

» Read More...
Posted on


Can I be Fired for Failing a Drug Test Because of Medical Marijuana?

In New Jersey, an employee cannot be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana. This decision comes from a recent court ruling on the ongoing debate over medical marijuana and consequences involved in using the substance. The ruling states that as long as employees are not under the influence while at work, […]

» Read More...
Posted on


Can I Get Fired Because of My PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and many other mental conditions are serious and can seriously affect the lives of victims. In the workplace, someone who suffers from a mental illness is legally protected against discrimination in the workplace and harassment, as well as privacy rights. Employees may also have legal rights to accommodations to help […]

» Read More...
Posted on


What Can I Do if I am Wrongfully Terminated Because of My Disability?

Discrimination in the workplace comes in many different forms and can be based on someone’s race, national origin, color, sex, religion, age, and disability. There are other populations that are targets of workplace discrimination as well. Disability discrimination is when a worker is treated differently due to his or her disability, a perceived disability, or […]

» Read More...
Posted on


ALS Awareness in the Workplace

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS is characterized by rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy and muscle spasticity, difficulty in speaking, swallowing, and breathing. This disease does not have just one specific cause, but various reasons for […]

» Read More...
Posted on


Coronavirus Safety Could Clash with Disability Discrimination

Global epidemics are few and far between. Over the last century, there have been only four flu epidemics, most recently being the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that reached the level of pandemic. Today’s coronavirus, beginning its spread from Wuhan, China, is starting to reach different corners of the world, and health officials are scared that […]

» Read More...
Posted on


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. […]

» Read More...
Posted on


Special Needs Worker Fired After Enduring Additional Tasks

 

A Sparta, New Jersey woman with down syndrome was fired from her local Panera Bread after being given tasks that were beyond her job description, according to the former employee’s mother. The 28-year-old victim was employed at Panera Bread for 2.5 years, and the company was aware that she needed work accommodations. A job coach […]

» Read More...
Posted on


Awards and Recognition

Top Rated Lawyers Legal Leaders Super Lawyers AV Peer Review Rated ASLA 2019 Top 100 Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum Institute Visionary Circle Badge
Elite Lawyer Badge The Happening List: Lawyer 2021 BBB Rating ATA Lifetime Best Lawyers Award Badge Best Employment lawyers in Philadelphia
Best Lawyers Award Badge NAOATTY-Badge Gold American Registry 2021 Gold American Registry 2021 Martindale Hubbell Sid Gold Judicial Edition 2022 Sid Gold 2022-Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers Sid Gold Client Champion 2022

Please click the links above for more information on our achievements: