The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (or “FMLA”) is a law which requires certain employers to provide employees with job-protected unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons. In New Jersey, employees also have family leave rights under the state New Jersey Family Leave Act (or “NJFLA”) if they meet certain criteria. If you…Read More
Most employees know that there are laws that protect them against sexual harassment in the workplace, and with the widespread cultural shift against sexual misconduct in recent years there are more complaints being made against employers than ever before. But what happens when an employee reports sexual harassment and is then further punished for making…Read More
Under federal, state, and local laws, employers are prohibited from discriminating against their employees on the basis of national origin. This means that your employer cannot use your nationality, ancestry, or certain traits related to your national origin in making employment-related decisions or as a reason to treat you less favorably than other employees. If…Read More
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (or “NJLAD”) is a New Jersey state law that applies to all employers in New Jersey (except for certain federal employers). This means that even out-of-state companies are subject to NJLAD, so long as they have employees who work in New Jersey. If you want to know whether the…Read More
What Does an Employment Contract Entail? Employees typically enter into a contract when they began work with a new employer. A written contract outlining the employee’s pay, duties, and obligations to the employer protects an employee from being fired at a moment’s notice by the employer. Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are At-will employment…Read More
Employers throughout the country, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, are free to decide whom they hire, how much they pay, when they terminate, when they promote and demote, and more. In fact, most at-will employees can be terminated without the employer even having to give cause. But there employers are prohibited from retaliating against workers…Read More
Sadly, age discrimination has become a serious problem in the United States. In too many cases, companies take adverse action against older workers because of their age. According to a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), nearly 60 percent of workers over the age of 45 report that they have seen or experienced…Read More
Race discrimination is illegal in the workplace under both state and federal laws. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) states that it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Further, it is also illegal to retaliate against a person for making or…Read More
Dealing with depression or any other mental health issue can be deeply challenging. Mental health issues affect people from all different backgrounds. If you are dealing with any type of mental health issue, it may adversely affect your professional life. This raises some important questions: Can I be fired for having depression? If I disclose…Read More
If you were forced to quit work due to hostile or intolerable conditions, please know that you have important legal rights. You may be entitled to back pay and other damages through a constructive dismissal claim. In this article, our experienced Philadelphia wrongful termination attorneys highlight issues that workers need to know about constructive discharge…Read More
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