Posts Categorized: Retaliation

Can I Be Fired Because of My Social Media Posts?

Fired Social Media Posts New Jersey

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?

Associational Discrimination New Jersey

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 Oct. 15, 2018. In America today, it seems there’s no escaping politics. Whether you’re listening to the radio, watching television, or scrolling through your social media newsfeeds, discussions of politicians and political issues are everywhere you turn. So it makes sense that many people want to keep talking politics at work, sorting out… Read more »

Will Collecting Unemployment Reduce the Size of My Employment Lawsuit Verdict?

Last updated September 30, 2018. Getting by in today’s economy can be a real challenge. Despite economic improvements over the last nine years, finding a new job after a termination or lay-off can still take weeks, months, or even longer. As a result, even workers with emergency savings must often apply to the New Jersey… 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?

Marital Status Discrimination

Last updated September 30, 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? What about employees who are going through a divorce? The New Jersey Supreme Court… Read more »

Discriminated or Retaliated Against at Work? What to Do

Retaliated Against NJ

Last updated July 31, 2018. State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against workers on any of several specified bases ( (such as a worker’s race, age, gender, or whistle-blowing activity). Unfortunately, some employers still choose to discriminate or retaliate despite those prohibitions. Although the laws provide a remedy to employees, permitting them to… 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 »