Confidentiality and NJ Sexual Harassment Settlements

When Governor Murphy signed Bill S121, the main purpose was to modify settlement agreements and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that were part of employment contracts. It bans them from concealing the details of sexual harassment and discrimination claims, along with incidences of retaliation against employees for making them. The bill was signed on March 19, about 10 months after it passed in the Senate. These agreements have been used to prevent accusers from making public their harasser’s names and settlement amounts.[…] Read More

Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

Many individuals living with a disability are unaware of their right to request an accommodation at their workplace under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or state laws including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). Under these laws, employees with disabilities can request assistance or changes to allow them to meet the requirements of their job. Understanding the right to make reasonable accommodations is essential for any individual with a disability seeking employment. Types of Reasonable Accommodations When[…] Read More