Monthly Archives: May 2014

NJ Pregnancy Laws: Expanded Protection Against Job Discrimination

NJ Pregnancy Laws

Last updated June 28, 2017. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of certain protected categories, such as race, gender, age and disability. Formerly, however, the LAD did not expressly include “pregnancy” as a protected category. This was so, even though pregnant workers often found… Read more »

FMLA Denied Wrongfully? 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Last updated March 30, 2017. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants qualifying workers twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave for childbirth/newborn childcare, for a worker’s own serious health condition, or for the care of a worker’s immediate family member with a serious health condition. The FMLA’s most powerful aspect is that it grants… Read more »

New Jersey Age Discrimination Law: What Makes a Successful Claim?

Last updated April 21, 2017. Age discrimination is a growing problem in the modern workplace. Advances in health and medicine mean we’re living longer than ever before. Meanwhile, the Social Security system is on shaky footing and many older workers’ retirement accounts have yet to fully recover from the financial crisis. Workers paying record-high college… Read more »

Human Resources: Do’s and Don’ts of Reporting Discrimination or Unlawful Harassment

Report Discrimination HR Complaint

Last updated May 30, 2017. Have you been discriminated against at work? A manager or co-worker has discriminated against you. Or, a supervisor has yelled racial epithets at you. Both common sense and your employer’s internal policies dictate that you report this illegal conduct to the Human Resources department immediately. What happens next can have… Read more »