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New Jersey Passes Health Employee Flu Vaccination Law

In one of the last sessions of the year 2019, the New Jersey legislature passed a law providing the state’s health employers with wide latitude for requiring that their employees get annual influenza vaccinations. Health care facilities including general or specialized hospitals, nursing homes and home health care agencies can now point to a law…
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New Jersey Passes Hair Discrimination Law

Almost one year to the day after New Jersey high school wrestler Andrew Johnson made national news when he cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a wrestling match, the state of New Jersey has passed a law making it illegal to discriminate based on the style or texture of someone’s hair. There has…
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Alan Schorr’s Knowledge Tapped for Attorney Education Event

On Tuesday, December 10th, attorney Alan H. Schorr participated in the Burlington County CLE Extravaganza hosted by the Burlington County, New Jersey Bar Association. The event featured five separate seminars approved for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education credits, and Mr. Schorr was a presenter and moderator for two of the well-attended sessions.…
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NJ Supreme Court To Review Disability Discrimination Case

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has announced that it will consider the case of Mary Richter, a middle school science teacher. Ms. Richter filed a lawsuit against her employer, the Oakland Board of Education, under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination alleging disability discrimination. The facts of this case began in 2012, when Ms. Richter received…
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Pregnancy Bias Lawsuit Filed Against USA Today

There are both federal laws and state laws protecting employees from discrimination based on physical limitations such as handicaps, illness, gender, race, and membership in many other protected classes. Yet despite the fact that it is nearly universally understood that treating employees differently based on these factors is wrong and often illegal, many companies continue…
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