New media attention to workplace dynamics has brought questions regarding proper professional behavior. Discrimination includes the act of, or a proposing act of, treating someone unfavorably based on personal characteristics protected by the law. Employees are protected from direct and indirect discrimination throughout their employment. Direct discrimination often happens when an employer or co-worker makes … Continue reading Crossing The Line: Discrimination And Harassment At Work
Workplace discrimination is serious – but it’s also tough to handle. For employees who have either been victim to acts of discrimination, the challenge can be knowing the proper steps to ensure compensation, restoration, and justice. In New Jersey, employers are guaranteed both protection from discrimination and a framework through which to pursue their claim. … Continue reading Getting Help: Reporting Workplace Discrimination In New Jersey
With the rise of the #metoo movement, sexual harassment and workplace discrimination are finally getting the attention they deserve. While nearly everyone agrees that discrimination at work involves the breaking of boundaries or unfair treatment, it can still be difficult to recognize employee discrimination when it occurs. New Jersey Law Under New Jersey law, employers … Continue reading Recognizing Employee Discrimination
The #MeToo movement has quickly brought issues of workplace gender discrimination and sexual harassment to the fore. Women across America are beginning to share their disturbing stories of unfair treatment and outright sexual assault. While the movement has drawn attention for the shockingly high number of included celebrity voices, gender discrimination and its related issues … Continue reading #MeToo Movement Raises Workplace Issues
Even in today’s age of relative enlightenment, employment discrimination is real and should never be dismissed or ignored. If you are an employer, you should be conscious of and committed to treating your employees and prospective employees fairly and equitably. As an employee, you need to know that you have the right to be treated … Continue reading Employment Discrimination
If you become ill, become pregnant, or have a family member who is sick, one of your major concerns may be what will happen to your job if you have to miss work. Fortunately, legislators in the U.S. and in New Jersey have recognized that the need to take time off of work for medical … Continue reading FMLA Frequently Asked Questions
When you work for an employer, many different laws on the federal and state levels provide many different rights. An employer can yield a significant amount of power over employees who rely on that income to support themselves. For this reason, the law protects employees from employers who may try to take advantage of them … Continue reading What does Employment Law Include?
Discrimination in the workplace is regretfully common in the United States. In fact, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there were nearly 90,000 charges of employment discrimination filed in 2015. Fortunately for workers, federal and state law prohibit employment discrimination and confer significant legal rights to employees who have been the victims of … Continue reading Do I Have a Discrimination Case?
With several years of litigation experience and expertise in discrimination, retaliation, and civil rights violations, I was able to successfully win a groundbreaking jury verdict for my client, that will send a message to public agencies and servants that political corruption and discrimination will not be tolerated. My client, a former custodian for the Elizabeth … Continue reading Groundbreaking Verdict in School Board Case
The Case In a recent retaliation case, I represented a client who had received unfair treatment after reporting a superior. My client, a sergeant for the Plainfield Police Department, was demoted in 2010, a year after reporting what he believed was an attempt by public safety director, to meet with a prostitute. The sergeant found … Continue reading $80K Reward in Retaliation Case