What Should I Do if I am Encountering Workplace Retaliation?

In the United States, there are certain rights individuals have secured via the Constitution. These include the right to exercise free speech at a protest rally; practice a particular religion; and love a certain person, regardless of  gender, sexual identity, or the color of their skin. But there are many workplace injustices that are harder to identify than the obvious ones of racism and religious bigotry. Since almost every American needs their job just to pay the bills and eat,[…] Read More

How can I Spot Sexual Harassment at Work?

Sexual harassment at work can take many forms, such as overt acts or more subtle conduct that rises to the level of an actionable offense. In New Jersey, a sexual harassment complaint may be filed under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. However, on a federal level, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The[…] Read More

Will My Employer Require a COVID-19 Vaccination?

A recent Gallup poll showed that just over one-third of Americans would refuse a free COVID-19 vaccination. With all the news and excitement surrounding the recent FDA-approved vaccines for COVID-19, employees may be wondering if their employer can require them to get the vaccine. Employers have an obligation to keep their workplaces safe and their employees healthy, so they can require certain inoculations as a condition of employment. What Right Does My Employer Have to Force Vaccination? There is currently[…] Read More

Can Employers Retaliate Against Whistleblowers?

Even though whistleblowing is often reported in the news, it is not always easy to understand what happens to the actual whistleblower. Many employees may fear whistleblowing because they do not know what position they will be in after they speak out. Today, there are more whistleblowers than ever due to the #MeToo movement. Employees became more willing to report what they saw. Harvard Business Review stated that whistleblowers are crucial to keeping firms healthy, since they can make companies and[…] Read More

What is the NJLAD?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is a law that protects against discrimination in the workplace and sexual harassment. Federal protections already exist to protect workers against discrimination and harassment in employment, but in the state of New Jersey, this specific law provides additional protections that are of significant benefit to the worker. Federal protections that workers may already be familiar with include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Pregnancy Discrimination[…] Read More