LiveCareer Study Shows Age Discrimination Is Still Prevalent in the Workplace

A recent LiveCareer study reports that age discrimination is still widespread in the workplace despite diversity efforts and equal opportunity rights. Under the Equal Opportunity Act, all workers have the guaranteed right against discrimination based on race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Age is frequently not included in many workplace policies. The American workforce is getting older and retaining jobs longer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the average age of a worker[…] Read More

How Is Workplace Discrimination Proven?

In New Jersey, workers have both state and federal laws that provide them protections against workplace discrimination. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) makes it illegal for employers to base decisions regarding a person’s employment, including hiring, firing, promotions, pay, etc., on their race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and other protected characteristics. If you think you have experienced discrimination at work and want to file a lawsuit, it must be proven that your employer treated you unfairly using[…] Read More

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