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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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Is This NJ Facility Exposing Workers to Chemical Hazards?

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) paid a visit to Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC, and it cost the facility $115,000. OSHA inspected the facility as part of its national effort to emphasize safety within chemical facilities and stop them from exposing workers to chemical hazards. According to OSHA’s report, the plant was cited for multiple federal process safety management (PSM) regulations and eight serious workplace safety violations, including: Failing to develop written procedures for process equipment maintenance Incomplete equipment safety information Failure to inspect and test the process equipment Failure to follow OSHA’s procedures on managing changes made to process chemicals, equipment, technology and facilities Failure to respond to a previous compliance audit (which resulted in repeat safety violations) OSHA focused its inspection particularly on workplace exposure to vinylidene fluoride, which is a liquefied flammable gas used and made at Solvay Specialty…
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