Category Archives: Current Events

Court Decision Gives Terminated NJ Medical Cannabis Users Routes to Justice

The state of New Jersey has long been known as one of the country’s most progressive in its protection of people at risk for discrimination. Whether facing harassment, termination, retribution or some other adverse employment action, victims in the Garden State are able to take advantage of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), as…
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Parents Rely on Emergency Paid Leave Under Families First Coronavirus Response

The global pandemic has impacted our lives in ways big and small. Some have been directly touched by the virus, losing loved ones or personally stricken by the illness and working to recover physically. Others are dealing with the disease’s general disruption, which has kept school buildings closed and forced students to learn from home.…
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Amazon Charged with Racial and Disability Discrimination at New Jersey Facility

Every day in America, people are pushing back against racism. Remarkably, much of this corrective action has been aimed at one of the country’s most recognizable corporate names. Amazon, the online retailer, has repeatedly been named in lawsuits alleging workplace discrimination, and last week we filed a claim on behalf of a warehouse worker at…
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NJ Pregnancy Discrimination Claim Spurs Legal Action

A New Jersey woman fired by her North Bergen employer is the subject of a pregnancy discrimination claim being pursued by the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights. The woman has accused VCNY Home of failing to provide her with the full amount of time allowed by the state’s family leave laws following the birth…
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Employment Discrimination Seeps Into the C-Suite

As the American public becomes increasingly aware of employment discrimination, on-the-job sexual harassment and other injustices in the workplace, more and more victims are coming forward and seeking justice and reparations. Though many of these incidents involve employees in lower level, seemingly vulnerable roles, a newly-filed lawsuit makes clear that is not always the case.…
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