Posts Categorized: Disability Discrimination

NJ Drug Testing Laws: Can My Employer Force Me to Take a Drug Test?

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Last updated March 27, 2018. If you’ve just gotten a job offer, congratulations! What you may be wondering next if you live in New Jersey is when a drug test may occur with your new employer, or if you’re already employed, how often you can be tested. As we’ll discuss below, when the testing occurs… Read more »

Employment and Military Service: Job Protection for Those Who Protect Us

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Last updated Sept. 29, 2017. Serving our country in the armed forces demands a level of bravery and self-sacrifice that should be honored and rewarded. For that reason, both federal and New Jersey law provide members of the military certain protections in their civilian employment against discrimination due to their military status. This post will… Read more »

Employers Not Always Required to Maintain Pre-Disability Status

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. Under certain circumstances, employers are not required to maintain a disabled employee’s compensation or job status at their pre-disability level if they are to become disabled. So ruled the court in Jones v. Aluminum Shapes, Inc. This 2001 decision clarifies the “reasonable accommodation” requirement of the New Jersey Law Against… Read more »

FMLA More Than 12 Weeks? Here’s What to Know

Last updated April 21, 2017. Illness happens to nearly all of us — or to our spouses, children, or parents — over the course of our working lives. Further, some conditions like cancer, heart disease, and depression are recurring and necessitate a series of temporary medical leaves. Fortunately, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (the… Read more »

How Long Does a Discrimination Case Take?

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Last updated Dec. 29, 2017. When consulting with potential clients, one question always arises: If I sue my employer, how long will it take before I see a resolution of my claim? It’s a very good question, but unfortunately, there’s no hard-and-fast answer, since the pace of any employment lawsuit depends on the underlying circumstances…. Read more »

Mental Illness Discrimination in the NJ Workplace: Your Rights

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Last updated May 30, 2018. Mental illness strikes many people at some point in their working lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, some 6.7% of adult Americans suffer a major depressive episode within a given year, while a staggering 18% suffer from an anxiety disorder within a given year. These conditions, if… Read more »

Discrimination Lawsuit Settlements: How Much Can I Sue My Employer For?

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Last updated Nov. 28, 2017. When I initially consult with new clients, one of the first things they want to know is how much money they can expect to recover by filing an employment claim. It’s a very good question. In fact, the potential value of your claim is one of the critical issues in… Read more »