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What is the New Jersey law Against Discrimination?

In New Jersey, the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) protects people of a “protected class.” Some of these include race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and more. Similar to the EEOC, the Division of Human Rights investigates violations of the LAD and offer victims of harassment and discrimination a way to better their situation through administrative […]

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What is the EEOC and what should I know about it?

When a NJ employer faces charges from the EEOC, they may come to us and ask what it is and what it means for their business. The EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is the governing body that investigates complaints against employers who break federal law regarding discrimination, harassment, and more. The EEOC will work to […]

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What happens after I file a complaint with the Division of Civil Rights in NJ?

When our clients’ rights are violated, we will work to ensure their future is not impacted. If we have helped you file a complaint with the Division of Civil Rights, you may be wondering what comes next. Often, if a complaint is accepted and a response from the respondent is provided, the DCR will begin […]

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How does Sexual Harassment relate to the LAD?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits harassment based on protected characteristics such as race, nationality, and gender. Sexual harassment is no different. The LAD prohibits unwelcome sexual conduct and protects employees who are victimized by the conduct. According to the LAD, there are two types of sexual harassment. There is quid pro quo sexual […]

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Do Employees Have to Notify their Supervisor if Diagnosed with Illness?

We occasionally get calls from New Jersey employees who’ve been diagnosed with a bad disease, something that’s going to cause them a lot of pain, a lot of difficulty, and probably a lot of time off from work. One of the questions that they always ask is whether they should tell their boss, usually because […]

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Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Law

We have a little advice to any employee who suspects that they are being subjected to discrimination, harassment or retaliation in the workplace or who is undergoing a change in how their employer sees them. That advice is to keep track of what’s going on. You owe it to yourself to do a complete write […]

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Discrimination in Workplace

One area of law that is of great concern to employers in New Jersey is New Jersey’s law against discrimination. This is one of the most powerful laws in favor of employees in the country. It covers not only discrimination but also harassment and retaliation against employees who have spoken out against discrimination or harassment. […]

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Company Suddenly Demands a Non-compete Agreement

We get complaints from New Jersey employees every now and then that they’re being faced with a situation where their employer, even if they’ve been working there for a number of years, is suddenly requiring non-compete agreements. They’re being told that if they don’t sign they’ll be fired. They want to know what they can […]

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Collect Unemployment after Being Terminated?

 We get questions from New Jersey employees who have been terminated as to whether they can collect unemployment. The fact of the matter is there really is no one answer to that. It depends a lot on how you were terminated and why. If you were terminated with cause for misconduct at work, you will […]

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