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Homophobic Discrimination Alleged by NJ State Troopers

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Two veteran New Jersey State Troopers allege, in a lawsuit against the agency, that they have experienced discrimination for their sexual orientation for their more than 20 year careers there. The two troopers, both lieutenants who joined the agency in 2001, now work in a new unit with the mission of making the state police inclusive. […]

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How Does the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Protect Workers?

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The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) provides sweeping protections against acts of discrimination in the state. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may have legal recourse, and you should know your rights under the law. Discrimination vs. Bias-Based Harassment This law covers discrimination and bias-based harassment, so it is wide in […]

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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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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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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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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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Is Gender Equality an Unexpected COVID-19 Dividend?

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The current global pandemic has changed businesses in multiple ways, including social distancing, face masks, and sanitation protocols. Unexpectedly, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has also impacted the way society views gender in the workplace. The following are ways gender equality has improved during the pandemic. Blurred Gender Roles Historically, gender stereotypes portrayed women as less inclined […]

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African American Workers Experienced Racism at Berkley Workplace

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Race discrimination in the workplace continues to be a source of unrest in the United States. One incident in Berkley, New Jersey highlights the inequality and systemic racism that persists in the workforce. At a cement company, an African American employee claims that he or she was fired after photographing a noose hanging from a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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