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
Employment discrimination can occur just as easily in the public sector as it can at private companies. Though discrimination can take place at any time, it often occurs during the hiring or promotion process. Less qualified applicants may be hired or promoted due to bias in the department. Such discrimination is unlawful in New Jersey … Continue reading The Rule of Three in NJ Public Employment
So you’re an employer and you’ve received an anonymous complaint. It could be from a member of the public, or from one of your employees speaking anonymously about a coworker. It may give you little to go on, and provide no information on how to follow up for more information or to even resolve the … Continue reading Anonymous Complaints
For many Americans, talking about your salary in the workplace can be an uncomfortable experience at best—but at worst; it can jeopardize your position within the company. If an employer takes actions against an employee for merely discussing their wages and preparing to fight for a higher salary, this can be seen as illegal in … Continue reading Pay Secrecy in the Workplace | Wage Discrimination