What you should know about employment discrimination law You got employed just over a year ago. You were very excited to be part of the team and something larger than you. From the day of your employment, you have put in your best to make sure you move your company forward. However, you have been…

In June 2016, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for investigation and enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws, released a study of workplace harassment, which concluded that up to 85% of woman have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, but most go unreported. According to another EEOC report, 75% of employees who…

In employment discrimination cases, such as age, race, ethnicity, disability, sex, etc., or discriminatory harassment, direct evidence of discrimination includes, but not limited to, for example, supervisor making discriminatory comments in emails, recorded telephone messages, text messages, social media positing’s, etc. While direct evidence of discrimination is preferred, a plaintiff is not required to come…

THE NEW JERSEY CONSUMER FRAUD ACT (CFA) IMPOSES STRICT LIABILITY FOR VIOLATION OF REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THE CFA Background of the Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA or the “Act”) The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq., (the “CFA” or the “ACT”) in pertinent parts, provides as follows: The act, use or employment…

Bait and Switch This is the most classic types of scam. The dealer advertised the vehicle with a low price, or interest rate, or any other promised representations in the advertisement, in order to lure a customer into the dealership. After the customer comes into the dealership, he or she is met with a bunch…

A lawsuit was filed against Luxury Haus Inc., in  the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County, Jersey City, New Jersey. The case was brought under the Consumer Fraud Act and the Motor Vehicle Sales Practices seeking recovery of ascertainable loss, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs arising out of the purchase of an automobile from…

Discrimination is prohibited against an employee or potential employee based on race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion.  It is illegal for an employer to use these factors  in hiring, terms and conditions of employment, in promotion, demotion, discipline, failure to accommodate, termination, etc.  Discrimination also takes place when an employee is harassed at work based on these factors.  The harassment…

It is illegal for an employer to use age as a factor  in hiring, terms and conditions of employment, in promotion, demotion, discipline, failure to accommodate, termination, etc.  Under state law (New York and New Jersey), age discrimination is prohibited against any person over the age of 18. Under federal law, the age is 40 and over….

This is a nation settled by people fleeing religious persecution. The framers of the Constitution deemed religious intolerance so important that they made it part of the very First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Thus, no governmental employees, state or local, shall discriminate against or in favor of any one religion. Federal law, as well as the laws…

Discrimination based on sex occurs when an employer discriminates against an employee based on sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identification.   It is also illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on his/her sexual preference, such as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, or the perception of sexual preference. In addition, an employer may not…

An employer may not retaliate against any individual for: Complaining about discrimination Requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or similar state provision Filing a discrimination charge with the EEOC or state civil rights division Participating in a discrimination proceeding on behalf of yourself or another person Opposing discrimination against you or another person. That…

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