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…

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…

What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature where (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by…

Federal law prohibits discrimination and/or retaliation based on service in the military.  The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA),  prohibits employers from discrimination/retaliation on the basis of a person’s military status, and provides that military members cannot be denied initial employment, reemployment, retention of employment, promotion, or any benefits of employment because of any military obligation….

After a two-day trial, a Jersey City jury found that Bank of America violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act when it lost the records of our client’s  $26,000 deposit in two separate CDs, and then refused to return her interest and principal when she appeared at the bank several years later with the two…

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