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Do Employers Have to Provide Religious Accommodations?

Whether working from home or in a traditional office setting, employers must provide certain religious accommodations. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 mandates that an employee’s request be honored with reasonable accommodations, providing they do not cause undue hardship, or more than a minimal burden, on business operations. This pairs with the prohibition that employers cannot exclude candidates or terminate employees on the basis or religion. These accommodations cover a variety of concerns, from clothing to time[…] Read More

What is Quid Pro Quo Harassment in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination and harassment are unfortunately common. However, that does not mean that it is acceptable. Harassment has a significant and lasting impact on victims and can negatively affect the work environment. Harassment refers to any unwelcome conduct due to one’s race, skin color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, genetic information, or disability. Workplace conduct may be upsetting or offensive but does not always fall under harassment laws. These workplace behaviors become unlawful in situations in which enduring the[…] Read More

Leo B. Dubler Selected to 2021 Super Lawyers List

Leo B. Dubler of The Law Offices of Leo B. Dubler, III, LLC has been selected to this year’s New Jersey Super Lawyers List. As a qualified litigation attorney, Leo has over 20 years of experience in personal injury, labor law, and employment law. With his strong educational background and proficiency, he has been selected to Super Lawyers from 2012 to 2015, and each consecutive year since 2017. Super Lawyers uses an extensive selection process, which includes peer reviews, nominations,[…] Read More

How can I Spot Sexual Harassment at Work?

Sexual harassment at work can take many forms, such as overt acts or more subtle conduct that rises to the level of an actionable offense. In New Jersey, a sexual harassment complaint may be filed under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. However, on a federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The[…] Read More

How Should I Handle Virtual Sexual Harassment When Working from Home?

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless changes to everyday life. From social distancing to wearing cloth face coverings, people across the globe are taking steps to stop the spread of the virus while retaining some semblance of life, and the workplace is no exception. Remote work has become the new normal for millions of employees in this country and abroad. While working from home comes with some conveniences, workers should know that discrimination still exists in the virtual workplace.[…] Read More