Category Archives: Discrimination

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What Are the Most Common Types of Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey?

Workplace discrimination is an issue that can happen in any state, but the state of New Jersey has specific laws and regulations that relate to this type of employment rights problem. Workplace discrimination occurs when employees receive unfair or contrasting treatment in the workplace due to a defining social, cultural or physical characteristic. Types of discrimination can include harassment, denial of work opportunities, wrongful termination, and retaliation from any other workers. If you are a New Jersey employee, you should be aware of the main workplace discrimination law that highlights the various ways a worker could be discriminated against in the state. What Is the Distinctive New Jersey Employment Discrimination Law? The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, also known as LAD, protects employees from discrimination in the workplace. LAD prohibits discrimination against race, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, sex, gender identity, disability, military service, sexual orientation, familial status,…
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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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Jersey Women Accuse Employer Fox News of Racial Discrimination

Even in 2017, racial discrimination remains a major problem in the workplace. Two New Jersey women are suing Fox News Channel after what they described as “yearslong relentless racial” hostility from a financial executive that worked with them. The executive, Judith Slater, is accused of various racially charged actions including, but not limited to, asking one of the women if all three of her children had the same father, talking about how black people scare her, mocking the “Black Lives Matter” movement and having the employees repeat words that she thought black people pronounce incorrectly. Slater was fired in February following the allegations. The lawsuit says that Fox “intentionally turned a blind eye” to an office culture of hostility toward minorities until they became aware that they could no longer keep it contained. Fox commented on the lawsuit, calling it “needless litigation.” Race Discrimination in New Jersey Workplaces State law…
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