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What Are the Different Types of Employment Discrimination?

Employment discrimination can be a complex and challenging issue. It affects many workers and can significantly impact their careers and well-being. Understanding the different types of employment discrimination is crucial for protecting your rights. Workers may face several forms of employment discrimination. Each type targets specific characteristics or conditions. Here is a breakdown of the […]

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Can Employers Ask Job Applicants about a Criminal Record?

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Not everyone who serves time in prison stays in for life or comes out even worse than when they went in. One of the main purposes of incarceration is rehabilitation, and there are countless examples of people who do their time, are released, and go on to live productive lives. Others are wrongly imprisoned, while […]

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New Jersey Legalizes Adult-Use Recreational Cannabis

Governor Phil Murphy recently passed three laws on Monday that create the basic structure of recreational cannabis use in the state. Citizens over 21 years old will be allowed to carry up to six ounces of marijuana and purchase it once the marketplace is set up. Additionally, police are barred from stopping a minor on […]

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Women Working in Neurosurgery are Vulnerable to Sexual Harassment

Women Neurosurgery Sexual Harassment

Earlier this year, a neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic led a study to determine the prevalence of sexual harassment among female and male neurosurgeons. The survey results from 622 respondents are startling: Approximately 62 percent of respondents witnessed some form of bullying or sexual harassment in neurosurgery. Eighty-eight percent of females and 44 percent of […]

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Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Announce Opening of New Jersey Office

 

Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. is proud to announce the opening of a new office in New Jersey. With offices in Philadelphia and now in South Jersey, the firm is better able to serve their growing list of clients and prospective clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. The new office address is 2500 McClellan […]

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Flu Epidemic Gives Urgency to Sick Leave Law

 

As New Jersey feels the effect of the flu epidemic this year, legislators are calling for laws requiring paid sick time as a matter of public health. Employees who do not have the ability to take paid sick leave will go to work despite their illness, exposing their co-workers to potentially contagious viruses, including the […]

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Study Reveals the Rampant Sexual Harassment Occurring Within Graduate Programs

 

Unfortunately, we have all heard many cases regarding sexual harassment at schools. A quick study of the news can reveal hundreds of cases of teacher sexual misconduct. Most of these cases are happening with middle and high school students, but many people do not know about the sexual harassment cases at universities. College students are […]

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New Research Shows That Sexual Harassment Is Rampant Within Lower Paying Industries

 

Women in both the tech and media industries are very outspoken about the toxic workplace culture that enables sexual harassment to thrive. Many of these women have spoken out publicly, conducting interviews with the media and engaging in long legal battles. In these cases, it appears we are making strides towards a better and more […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Individuals with disabilities have much to offer in the workplace. With accommodation, people with mental or physical impairments can be gainfully employed, providing invaluable skills, experience, and knowledge to the American workforce. Disabled workers are protected from discrimination by two important federal statutes, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, as well […]

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South Jersey Employment Lawyers: Top Ten Discrimination Claims of 2016

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for investigating claims of employment discrimination and enforcing the laws that make discrimination illegal in the United States. It is illegal to discriminate against an employee based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, orientation, and pregnancy), age (40 or […]

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