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LiveCareer Study Shows Age Discrimination Is Still Prevalent in the Workplace

A recent LiveCareer study reports that age discrimination is still widespread in the workplace despite diversity efforts and equal opportunity rights. Under the Equal Opportunity Act, all workers have the guaranteed right against discrimination based on race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Age is frequently not included in many workplace policies. The American workforce is getting older and retaining jobs longer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the average age of a worker[…] Read More

How Is Workplace Discrimination Proven?

In New Jersey, workers have both state and federal laws that provide them protections against workplace discrimination. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) makes it illegal for employers to base decisions regarding a person’s employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, pay, etc., on their race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and other protected characteristics. If you think you have experienced discrimination at work and want to file a lawsuit, it must be proven that your employer treated you unfairly using[…] Read More

What Is a Hostile Work Environment?

Some co-workers can be unfriendly, making your workdays unpleasant. While it might be hard to deal with, an employee who gets on your nerves is not necessarily breaking any laws. If the harassing behavior creates a hostile work environment though, you may have legal recourse. A hostile work environment is when offensive or unwelcome workplace behavior makes at least one employee feel intimidated, frightened, or uncomfortable. As far as making a legal claim in New Jersey, the behavior has to[…] Read More

Can Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Occur at a Halloween Work Party?

Workplace Halloween parties are meant to provide an opportunity for employees to dress up and socialize in a fun and festive environment. Unfortunately, Halloween parties can also be sources of discrimination and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can be directed at both men and women. However, women are more frequently targeted during office social events, such as a Halloween party, particularly if alcohol is served. Common factors that can lead to sexual harassment or discrimination complaints include: Alcohol consumption: The presence[…] Read More

What Is Whistleblower Retaliation?

If you have reported fraud, abuse, or misconduct in your workplace, you may be considered a whistleblower. In New Jersey, it is illegal for an employer to take any adverse action against an employee who reports wrongdoing. This means that if you are retaliated against for whistleblowing, you may be able to file a claim. Whistleblower retaliation can take many forms. Some common examples include: Termination. Demotion. Suspension. Salary decrease. Workplace harassment. Social isolation. Bullying. If you are experiencing any[…] Read More