What Should I Do if I am Afraid to Tell My Boss I am Pregnant?

A recent study shows that nearly a quarter of working women would feel nervous to tell their boss they are pregnant. The same research shows that almost 80 percent of female workers with children believe they must do more to climb the corporate ladder. These statistics are sobering, considering there are federal and state laws against gender discrimination in the workplace. Pregnant workers also are protected under the law. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 is a federal law[…] Read More

Are Asian Americans Experiencing More Workplace Discrimination Amid the Pandemic?

The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created endless physical, mental, and social woes around the world, and by its very nature, it has separated human beings from one another. When so much goes wrong, people often look for a scapegoat, or an entity to blame. Unfortunately, Asian Americans are experiencing this, regardless of what country their family originated from on that massive continent of 48 nations, owing to the COVID-19 virus that originated out of Wuhan, China. This flawed view[…] Read More

What Should I Do if I am Encountering Workplace Retaliation?

In the United States, there are certain rights individuals have secured via the Constitution. These include the right to exercise free speech at a protest rally; practice a particular religion; and love a certain person, regardless of  gender, sexual identity, or the color of their skin. But there are many workplace injustices that are harder to identify than the obvious ones of racism and religious bigotry. Since almost every American needs their job just to pay the bills and eat,[…] 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

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