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Does Social Class Matter in Gender Discrimination?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., Help to Build Strong Claims Against Discrimination.

Gender discrimination generally refers to disparate treatment of people based on their sex and gender or, more recently, gender identity. It could arise in job duties, work pay, as sexual harassment, or through a variety of other generally outlawed practices. The federal government has laws against gender discrimination and tasks the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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Must Companies Pay for Bereavement Time?

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When a loved one passes away, immediate family members are usually the ones who are most impacted. Dealing with grief is hard enough, and worrying about whether you will be paid for the time you need to take off from work can make it even worse. Although many employers will have bereavement policies in place, […]

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Marijuana Workplace Rules Take Effect in New Jersey

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In February 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the state’s landmark Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act, which legalized recreational marijuana for Garden State residents over 21. While the recreational cannabis use rules went into effect immediately, employers needed rules for how this affected drug policies at work. The state Cannabis Regulatory […]

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Can Companies Require Employees to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 56 percent of people in the United States ages 12 and older were fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of July 19, 2021, and many people are still unable to or refuse to get vaccinated. This has been a source for much debate […]

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Health Care Workers Receive COVID Vaccine Mandate at NJ Hospital Group

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The idea of employers requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all workers is one that continues to create problems between those who are concerned about getting the vaccine and the recent spike of cases due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. This problem resonates particularly in the health care field. Unvaccinated workers at the Hackensack Meridian Health hospital […]

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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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Do I Have Rights if I Cannot Work Because of Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the lives of the American people. Wearing masks and washing hands will continue to be the new normal for many months to come. For employees who need to go into work instead of working remotely, COVID-19 has created many questions surrounding safety protocols and the rights of workers. Many […]

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Top Rutgers Athletics Official Accused of Discrimination and Bullying

A Rutgers University athletic official is facing backlash due to two complaints citing discrimination and bullying. Those close to the official claimed that he created an abusive environment at work. There were also reports of racial discrimination. According to six witnesses, the athletic official had former complaints regarding his abusive behavior toward staff. In fact, […]

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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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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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