Is Hair Discrimination Illegal in New Jersey?

In December of 2019, New Jersey became the third state to ban hair employment discrimination by passing the CROWN Act, which stands for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. The CROWN Act is an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and clarifies the definition of race in that legislation to include hair texture, type, and protective hairstyles. Examples of protective hair styles include braids, locks, and twists among others. Since hair discrimination became illegal[…] Read More

What Is Supervisor Harassment?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), harassment in the workplace is any type of unwelcome conduct or discriminatory behavior that is based on an employee’s race, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, or nation of origin. This can create a hostile work environment, particularly if the person engaging in the harassing behavior is your direct supervisor or is in a position of power. Despite the authority your supervisor may have over you, it does not[…] Read More

AARP Study Shows Nearly Two Out of Three Women Face Workplace Discrimination

According to a recent survey conducted by the AARP, almost two-thirds of women who are over the age of 50 years old experience some form of discrimination on a regular basis. The study consisted of AARP surveying 6,643 women of various ages, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, and work experience. The women reported a range of discrimination based upon their age, ethnicity, race, weight, gender, and social class. The women reported that the most common cause of discrimination was based upon their[…] Read More

How Can Employers Create a More Inclusive Workplace for LGBT Employees?

According to the senior global program manager of diversity and inclusion at IGT, nearly half of all LGBT workers hide their true selves at work. About half of all workers do not think any of their coworkers are members of the LGBT community. It is essential to have a diverse and inclusive workplace. Treating all workers equally is critical. It also is important to make all workers feel accepted and appreciated. According to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a large[…] Read More

Can I Be Fired Because of My Stutter?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It prohibits disability discrimination in employment, education, transportation, and public and private spaces. The law was designed to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those without disabilities. ADA laws also protect a person who is perceived as having a disability. In 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and effective on January 1, 2009. The amendments made significant[…] Read More