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 »
Last updated Dec. 29, 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 »
New Jersey’s Whistleblower Statute: What You Need To Know What if you are a corporate auditor or compliance officer? Can your employer terminate you because you report illegal or fraudulent conduct as part of your normal job duties? The New Jersey employment whistleblower statute, known as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), is one of… Read more »
Zatuchni & Associates represents a case manager in his sexual harassment/wrongful termination lawsuit against Greater Behavioral Healthcare of Trenton, a mental health and addiction treatment/counseling center. In his suit, the client alleges that a Manager repeatedly contacted him on his personal cell phone and tried to engage him in non-professional, inappropriate conversation. The lawsuit further… Read more »
Zatuchni & Associates currently represents a former Fire Commissioner for Franklin Township, New Jersey, in a defamation suit against several individual fire company officers. The client, an Iraq war veteran who happens to be gay, opened a MySpace social networking account in 2004. At that time, all MySpace accounts were public and accessible by anyone… Read more »
Recently, Zatuchni & Associates negotiated a $200,000 settlement of an employee’s age discrimination and retaliation claims. The employee in question worked for over two decades as a clerk for a Fortune-500 shipping company. He alleged that, once he reached his sixties, his managers began subjecting him to a string of bogus disciplines in order to get him fired. In particular, he alleged that management issued him a citation, and ultimately terminated him, for failing to provide a doctor’s note excusing his absence from work, when in fact the employee had provided such a note on several occasions.
Zatuchni & Associates is delighted to announce that it secured a $190,000 settlement for a client’s age discrimination claim. The client in question was a long-standing salesperson for a large, multi-national pharmaceutical company. In her suit, she alleged that, once she reached her fifties, the company targeted her with false discipline/negative performance reviews as part… Read more »
Zatuchni & Associates recently obtained $200,000 in settlement of an employee’s “whistleblower” claim, filed under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). The employee, who worked at a chain grocery store, alleged that he witnessed his manager re-packaging and selling products that were well past their expiration dates. The employee further alleged that his… Read more »