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Is Weight Discrimination an Issue in the Workplace?

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Various occupations require different levels of physical and mental capabilities. No two people are the same, and that includes body types. Some people weigh significantly more than others of similar size, and that sometimes creates issues in the workplace. Virtually no one maintains a steady weight throughout life. Many people undergo widely varying weights and […]

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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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How Does Workplace Discrimination Trigger Trauma?

Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination of many kinds in the workplace is illegal but still occurs. For many workers, race discrimination remains their greatest obstacle to success and is certain to continue despite efforts to put an end to it. When individual workers are subjected to workplace discrimination, an experienced employment lawyer might be the best resource for holding […]

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Employer Liability for Offensive Racist Comments

In an important decision for workers and employers throughout the Garden State, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that derogatory racial terms have no place at work and that these comments, if made by a supervisor, are even more egregious.The case, filed by a terminated worker against his former supervisor and employer, Meda Pharmaceutical, alleges […]

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What Should I Know About Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace?

Recreational Marijuana

After significant legislative haggling, New Jersey legalized adult-use recreational cannabis in February of 2021. Many questions arose during the process of how this new law would affect what employers and employees can and cannot do. Some of it is based off the existing framework that regulates the usage of medical marijuana, which remains legal 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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African American Workers Experienced Racism at Berkley Workplace

Racism Headlines

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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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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Proposed Amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is poised for an update thanks to amendments proposed by the state governor. If enacted, the amendments will help companies and employees better tighten loopholes and gaps in the prevention, reporting, and disciplinary measures for employment discrimination. Some victims who experience discrimination may be confused about how to […]

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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 […]

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