Posts Categorized: Retaliation

5 Things Every Whistleblower Should Do

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Last updated Sept. 29, 2017. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Disciplining Employees Based On Religious Views of Homosexuality May Be Actionable

A recent Eighth Circuit decision indicates that employers that give employees negative reviews for opposing homosexuality on religious grounds may be held liable for discrimination. In Phillips v. Collings, 86 FEP Cases 411 (8th Cir. 2001), a supervisor had previously given the plaintiff social worker adequate or good evaluations. However, after the social worker told… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation: Legal Remedies in New York and New Jersey

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Last updated June 28, 2017. Both New York and New Jersey workers who suffer a workplace injury or contract an illness as a result of work are entitled to workers’ compensation through their employers. As a practical matter, this typically means that a worker reports his or her workplace injury/illness to the employer within a… Read more »

Marital Status Discrimination in NJ: Can My Employer Fire Me If I’m Getting a Divorce?

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Last updated July 27, 2017. Most laypersons know that it is illegal for New Jersey employers to discriminate on the basis of protected categories such as race and gender. But did you know that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) also prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of marital status? This means… Read more »

Employment Lawsuits: Can I Legally Remove Documents from My Workplace?

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. A successful employment claim, obviously, requires proof that discrimination or retaliation actually occurred. For that reason, many workers who file employment claims against their current or former employers are tempted to print out, copy, or otherwise take records that support their allegations and turn them over to their attorneys. A… Read more »