Posts Categorized: Retaliation

Can I Be Fired Because of My Social Media Posts?

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. Online platforms for communication that didn’t even exist a decade ago now occupy ever-increasing minutes of our lives. If you’re a working person who routinely uses social media, you’re right to wonder: Can my boss terminate me for social media posts I make on my own device, on my own time?… Read more »

Can My Friends Get Me Fired? What About a Case of Mistaken Identity?

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Last updated Feb. 22, 2018. I’ve often emphasized that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”)  is a remedial law, aimed at eradicating workplace bias. With that lofty goal in mind, our courts have extended the LAD’s reach to employees who are discriminated or harassed: Due to the protected class of a person with… Read more »

I Filed a Lawsuit Challenging My Termination. Can My Former Employer “Bad-Mouth” Me to Prospective Employers?

Employer Bad Mouth

Last updated Feb. 22, 2018. Being a plaintiff in an employment law claim is not an enviable position to occupy. First, you’re fired in violation of anti-discrimination, retaliation, and/or whistleblower laws. Then, you’re tasked with finding a reputable attorney and surviving the various stages of litigation. In the meantime, you need to look for another… Read more »

Can My Boss Fire Me for Talking Politics at Work?

Talking Politics at Work

Last updated Feb. 22, 2018. In America today, it seems there’s no escaping politics. Partisan headlines stream constantly on cable news outlets and internet news sites. Scroll through your social media feed, and it’s likely you’ll encounter political posts from your network of friends. Even entertainment has turned political, with TV shows and movies tackling… Read more »

5 Things Every Whistleblower Should Do

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Last updated April 21, 2018. The New Jersey Conscientious Protection Act (CEPA) protects workers who complain about or report unlawful conduct on the part of their employers from retaliatory actions like firing or demotion. However, no law confers unlimited protection, CEPA included. So-called “whistleblower” employees should still make sure to complain and report to their employers… Read more »

Can My Employer Discriminate Against Me Because I’m Separated or Divorced?

Discrimination Against Marital Status

Last updated Jan. 19, 2018. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) has long prohibited employers from discriminating against workers based on their marital status as “single” or “married” individuals. But what does that mean for workers who are separated or divorced? The New Jersey Supreme Court recently answered that question in the case… Read more »

Discriminated or Retaliated Against at Work? What to Do

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating and/or retaliating against workers for their membership in a protected class (such as race, age or gender), or their whistle-blowing activity. However, these laws provide a remedy to employees via a lawsuit filed after the employer has already committed unlawful discrimination/retaliation. How… Read more »

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

NJ Drug Testing Laws

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 »