Posts Categorized: Employee Rights

I’m Getting Paid Less Than a Coworker For The Same Work. Is This Legal Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination?

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, pay equity between men and women is an issue arising more frequently in both the courts and the media.  New Jersey recently addressed discriminatory pay disparities in the Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act of 2018, which revises the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) to prohibit… Read more »

How Long Does an Employment Lawsuit Take in New Jersey?

The decision to sue your current or former employer is not one you should take lightly. Before jumping into such a lawsuit, many have one question at the forefront of their minds: how long does an employment lawsuit take? An employment lawsuit moves in several stages, each of which takes considerable time and demands varying… Read more »

New Jersey Prevailing Wage Claims

If you’re an hourly worker in New Jersey, you’re no doubt already aware that the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law requires your employer to pay you the legal minimum wage and overtime rates of pay.  However, there’s another state law that provides additional wage and hour protections for hourly workers employed on public work… Read more »

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 »

What Classifies as an Adverse Employment Action?

Adverse Employment Action New Jersey Law

Last updated Oct. 30, 2017. To prevail in a workplace discrimination or whistleblower suit, you must show that your employer took action against you due to unlawful bias and/or retaliation. However, courts don’t consider any and every employer action to be serious enough to support a claim. Rather, the law requires that workers prove they… 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 »

7 Rules for Surviving Your Employment Claim Deposition

Deposition Questions NJ NY

Last updated Jan. 30, 2018. Some employment claims are settled with employers without resorting to a lawsuit.  The rest are litigated through the judicial system, beginning with an attorney filing a formal complaint in court on behalf of the employee.  If the claim proceeds far enough without settling, it is almost a guarantee that the… Read more »