Category Archives: Current Events

New Law Provides Added Protections for New Jersey Medical Marijuana Users

In January of 2010, the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act was passed, officially decriminalizing the use of medical marijuana in the state. Though the law provided important protections for seriously ill state residents whose doctors had recommended the use of medical marijuana, it also clearly carved out a way for employers to reject…
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Two New Jersey Restaurants Pay the Price for Sexual Harassment

Two different New Jersey restaurants have settled with former employees after each found themselves accused of allowing sexual harassment in the workplace. Each agreed to pay the injured ex-employee $20,000, and each will introduce mandatory employee training programs designed to prevent harassment in the future. The two settlements were announced by New Jersey Attorney General…
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Court Ruling Says NJLAD Protects Some Out-of-State Workers

New Jersey boasts some of the biggest companies in the world, spanning a wide range of industries and employing workers who live all around the country. Those out-of-state workers just got a big boost from New Jersey’s Appellate Division, which determined that, in certain circumstances, they are protected by the state’s highly-regarded Law Against Discrimination…
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Philadelphia Pregnancy Bias Lawsuit Moves Forward

In New Jersey and across the country, there is a growing recognition that discrimination in all its forms is unethical, and in many cases illegal. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects citizens from a wide range of protected classes from being treated in a discriminatory or harassing way, allowing them to file lawsuits to…
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