Monthly Archives: May 2014

Expanded Legal Protection for Pregnant New Jersey Workers

New Jersey Law Protects Against Discrimination Because of Pregnancy 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… Read more »

3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes to FMLA Leave

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants qualifying workers twelve 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 workers job protection, making it… Read more »

What Makes A Successful Claim for Age Discrimination in New Jersey?

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 tuition for their children or… Read more »

Reporting Discrimination Or Unlawful Harassment To Human Resources – Some Simple Dos (And Dont’s)

Updated September 21st, 2016 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 a… Read more »