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How to Spot Workplace Religious Discrimination

There are many ways someone can be discriminated against. One of the main areas of discrimination is workplace discrimination; workers can be harassed, denied work opportunities, or wrongfully discharged based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sex, or mental and physical disability. One other type of discrimination that can occur in the workplace is religious discrimination; this kind of prejudice is harder to spot than some others but can be damaging to a worker’s identity and work status. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking out for religious discrimination in your workplace: How to Recognize it The main way to recognize religious discrimination is to understand where religious accommodation is lacking. Every employer should have religious accommodations in place for when an employee needs them, and if there is a refusal to accommodate (or just general ignorance of these necessary adjustments), then you can file a workplace…
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Has The Amount of Wrongful Death Lawsuits Increased In New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has its own laws concerning wrongful death lawsuits. New Jersey defines a “wrongful death” as a death caused by wrongful action, negligence, or disregard of another party. In other words, a wrongful death claim is equal to a personal injury claim, but the injured person is no longer able to bring his or herself to court. Instead, someone else must bring the claim to court on behalf of the deceased; usually this person is a family member. There have been a few notable wrongful death lawsuits in New Jersey and its surrounding states recently, and news of these lawsuits might inform you of how the state handles these cases. What’s Been in the News? In December, the sister of a fatally shot woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the victim’s husband. The incident occurred in the couple’s home in Connecticut in 2015, but the…
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How to Stay Safe While Driving in the Winter

The snow is falling and chances are, it won’t be going away any time soon. With that in mind, it’s important to take some steps to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter weather. Before you go anywhere, clean the snow and ice off your car. It’s an important safety step to take and also, it’s the law in New Jersey. Don’t speed! You never know when you might hit a patch of icy road and lose control of your vehicle. Respect the elements and keep your speed down. Keep your headlights on when it is snowing or raining. That’s another law in New Jersey. If you get stuck behind a snowplow or a sanding truck, don’t try to pass it. These drivers can’t see very well from inside their trucks, putting you at risk of an accident. Furthermore, the road conditions ahead of the trucks are likely poor…
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