What Is Workplace Retaliation?

In the bustling, fast-paced world of employment, conflicts can arise that put workers in challenging situations. One such conflict is workplace retaliation, a term you might have heard but may not fully understand. Workplace retaliation occurs when an employer punishes an employee for engaging in legally protected activity. This punishment can manifest in various forms, including termination, demotion, salary reduction, or any other adverse employment action. The “legally protected activity” can range from filing a complaint about discrimination or harassment[…] Read More

What Are the Factors of Disability Discrimination?

Disability discrimination at work occurs when an employer treats an employee or applicant unfavorably due to their disability. This form of discrimination violates various laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state regulations. It is important to note that the term “disability” covers a wide range of mental and physical impairments. These impairments may include but are not limited to mobility issues, hearing or vision impairments, cognitive disorders, and chronic illnesses. The primary law protecting[…] Read More

Study Shows That Many American Workers Do Not Know Their Rights

Study Shows That Many American Workers Do Not Know Their Rights According to a recent YouGov poll of 1,000 adult U.S. citizens, most Americans know of currently protected statuses in the workplace. However, many assume that other groups are also protected, while in fact they are not. When asked, most people expressed that the currently unprotected groups should be protected, with the exception of those with a criminal record. Specifically, the YouGov poll asked whether it is currently illegal for[…] Read More

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