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

Can My Employer Offer Different Benefits to Males and Females?

Equal pay for men and women has been a hot topic today.  Women entering the workforce in the 1970’s were routinely paid less than males working in the same capacity. After many lawsuits and protests, women have won the right to be paid equal to their male colleagues when they are doing the same job and have the same qualifications. The most recent topic of discussion in equal pay relates to benefits. Are employers allowed to offer different benefits to[…] Read More

Do I Need a Witness for My Sexual Harassment Case?

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a significant societal problem in the 21st century despite decades of progress and strengthened worker protections. For anyone who has been the subject of illegal sexual harassment, there are a myriad of questions and fears about taking legal action. A common question is whether witnesses are necessary in proving a sexual harassment claim. Although you do not need witnesses to prove your claim, there are things to keep in mind when an employee has[…] Read More

Signs of a Hostile Work Environment

Employees have a right to work without fear of discrimination. Employers have a duty to maintain a workplace where all employees are treated fairly and with dignity in an environment free of bigoted intolerance.  If an employee feels physically threatened in their workplace, they are working in an environment that is hostile, but the legal classification of a hostile work environment is complicated. Defining a Hostile Work Environment Legally speaking, a hostile work environment is present when an employee is[…] Read More

Am I a Victim of Age Discrimination?

What Is Age Discrimination? Aging is a natural part of life that many people celebrate. However, not everyone who grows older feels like they are being respected. Sometimes, job seekers or employees feel as though they are being treated unfairly because of their age. In other words, they worry they are victims of age discrimination. Typically, age discrimination happens when a job candidate or worker loses opportunities or their livelihood solely because of their age. For instance, a startup company[…] Read More