Posts Categorized: Workplace Discrimination

Time Off Work for Religious Observances: What is Reasonable and What is Undue Hardship?

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Last updated Oct. 30, 2017. What do observant Orthodox Jews, Seventh-Day-Adventist Christians, and Muslims have in common? (And no, this is not the set-up for a punchline). If they work for a living, then the answer is that — absent special circumstances — they often need to ask their employers for time off to observe… Read more »

What Does Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace Look Like?

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2018. Bias against pregnant employees continues to be a problem across all kinds of industries and wage levels. At the same time, employers are more savvy about potential pregnancy discrimination lawsuits than ever before, often relying on a team of seasoned HR professionals to assist them in dealing with pregnant workers. As such,… 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 »

Do I Have to Tell My Boss about My Medical Condition? If I Do, What are My Privacy Rights?

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Last updated Nov. 28, 2017. Cancer. Depression. HIV/AIDS. These illnesses impact millions of people, yet are sometimes misunderstood or even stigmatized. For that reason, it’s understandable that employees who suffer from sensitive medical conditions often choose not to inform their employers of their status. But should they? Generally speaking, employees do not need to inform… Read more »

Can I Sue My Employer for Outsourcing My Job under Federal or New Jersey Anti-Discrimination Laws?

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Last updated Oct. 30, 2017. The last few years have been big for H1-B and H2-B visas. In the fall of 2015, 27 former Disney IT employees filed complaints with the EEOC, claiming that their termination and replacement with H1-B visa workers amounted to illegal discrimination. The issue of employers displacing American workers with foreign… Read more »

Discriminated or Retaliated Against at Work? What to Do

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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?

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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 »

Transgender Workers Protected under New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

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Last updated June 4, 2018. In the past decade, LGBTQ human rights have dominated the news — and for good reason. From various states approving of civil unions to a crackdown on discrimination based on gender identity, the United States has made significant progress toward extending its equal rights to all. But more needs to… Read more »