How can Employees Prove Discrimination at Work?

Proving discrimination at work can be difficult, especially if an employer denies a discrimination case or if the evidence is not strong enough to make a valid complaint. Employment discrimination is, unfortunately, very common and many workers get mistreated by their co-workers and employers regularly while at work. For those who experienced discrimination, there are a few steps to take to prove a case. Discrimination occurs when a worker is treated differently or less favorably than other employees. Employment discrimination[…] Read More

Is There Gender Discrimination Against Men in the Childcare Field?

Gender discrimination can take on many forms, including preferential treatment for one gender over another, negative treatment based on gender, or even sexual harassment. Put simply, it is the act of treating someone differently based solely on their gender. Discriminatory treatment in the workplace is an important issue, but the question of gender discrimination often begins even before an employee is hired. Refusal to hire someone based on gender is a form of discrimination, however, some workplaces have a disproportionate[…] Read More

How can Women Fight Gender Discrimination in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination on the basis of gender is illegal, according to both federal and state statutes. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) bans discrimination in the workplace. In 2018, New Jersey enhanced NJLAD protections by passing the Diane B Allen Equal Pay Act. Yet, women continue to face various forms of discrimination.  For decades, colleges, universities, and higher degree programs have been readying highly qualified men and women for the workplace. Yet, at the highest levels of employment, men[…] Read More

What are My Rights If I am Terminated?

Workers who have been terminated from their jobs have rights. Most people who lose their jobs believe that they need to move on without pay, live without their insurance, and find another job. Unfortunately, workers often do not understand their rights. New Jersey is an at-will employment state. Employers can terminate employees without cause at any time, and employees can resign at any time without cause or notice. Employees can also leave if they find a new job; this may[…] Read More

What Employment Issues Can Businesses Face When Reopening?

Months have passed since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the U.S. Employers must carefully balance the need to reopen businesses with regard for employment, anti-discrimination, and occupational safety and health laws. In this challenging time, employment issues may arise. The following shows how employers can protect their employees during this difficult time. Laws Against Discrimination Employers are required to provide a workplace free of discrimination for those in a protected class. In New Jersey, discrimination on the[…] Read More