How can Employees Prove Discrimination at Work?

Proving discrimination at work can be difficult, especially if an employer denies a discrimination case or if the evidence is not strong enough to make a valid complaint. Employment discrimination is, unfortunately, very common and many workers get mistreated by their co-workers and employers regularly while at work. For those who experienced discrimination, there are a few steps to take to prove a case. Discrimination occurs when a worker is treated differently or less favorably than other employees. Employment discrimination[…] Read More

Is Weight Discrimination an Issue in the Workplace?

Discrimination of any kind should not be acceptable in the workplace. However, weight discrimination may often be hard to pinpoint. If an employer or co-worker ever manages to go too far, workers need to understand what to do. Weight discrimination could occur at any time, but discrimination based on weight is not illegal in New Jersey. Many workers in America are overweight or obese, and weight discrimination could occur simply because a majority of people in the workplace could be[…] Read More

What are My Rights If I am Terminated?

Workers who have been terminated from their jobs have rights. Most people who lose their jobs believe that they need to move on without pay, live without their insurance, and find another job. Unfortunately, workers often do not understand their rights. New Jersey is an at-will employment state. Employers can terminate employees without cause at any time, and employees can resign at any time without cause or notice. Employees can also leave if they find a new job; this may[…] Read More

What is the NJLAD?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is a law that protects against discrimination in the workplace and sexual harassment. Federal protections already exist to protect workers against discrimination and harassment in employment, but in the state of New Jersey, this specific law provides additional protections that are of significant benefit to the worker. Federal protections that workers may already be familiar with include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Pregnancy Discrimination[…] Read More

What Accommodations Does My New Jersey Employer Have to Make?

Everyone is just one accident or illness away from a disability. When a worker has a physical or mental disability, certain accommodations may prove necessary for that person to fulfill the essential functions associated with that position. If such accommodations are not forthcoming after a request to the employer by the employee, the latter may have grounds for a disability discrimination claim. Disability Under both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, it is[…] Read More