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The Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects anyone over 40 years old from discrimination due to age in the workplace. While the act originally was written for private employers with 20 or more employees, it was extended to public employers in 1971. Now, the Supreme Court ruled in November that the federal Age... Read More
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Negative experiences we have throughout our lives can have long-term consequences on our health and wellbeing. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who experience sexual harassment in the workplace often suffer from serious, long-term issues, such as: High Blood Pressure Depression Anxiety Clinical Insomnia Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)... Read More
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Whistleblowing, or the act of exposing illegal or unethical information or activities of a company or organization, can have serious consequences for the whistleblower, as one New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) worker recently discovered. Exposing NJ Transit Problems NJ Transit’s first Chief Compliance Officer began his position in February 2017, with the task of identifying... Read More
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Facebook is the latest tech company to end mandatory arbitration for sexual misconduct claims. This follows on the heels of Google’s decision to do so on November 8. Microsoft, eBay, and Airbnb recently announced similar policies. These new regulations replace the old way of handling the claims, which was done through private, forced arbitration. This... Read More
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Three former female employees of Friedman Realty Group filed a federal lawsuit this past September, claiming they were discriminated against for being pregnant. The suit was filed for the three women in Camden, by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the first employee, who worked at the company’s Prospect Park office, she... Read More
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November 1, 2018 will go down in history as the day that Google employees staged a global walkout to protest sexual harassment. The Google Walkout came on the heels of an investigation published by the New York Times (NYT) in late October. The report focused on executives accused of sexual harassment who received millions of... Read More
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In early October, a New Jersey state appeals court reopened a dispute against a large cybersecurity company. The plaintiff alleged that after objecting to the sexual harassment and gender discrimination she was experiencing in the workplace, she was retaliated against and then fired. Although the she had previously signed an arbitration agreement, the plaintiff claimed... Read More
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Rutgers recently announced that the university will do away with the two-year statute of limitations imposed on reporting sexual harassment on campus. This change comes after a NJ.com investigation, which revealed that several students reported sexual harassment, but the university refused to investigate the reports. Rutgers claimed that the complaints were too old, even though... Read More
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Eight former employees of a Jersey City school are planning to sue the district over alleged discrimination. The group lost their jobs back in June at a board meeting, and six of them are suing for five million dollars apiece. A notice was sent to the district last month, informing them that the lawsuit had... Read More
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It has been more than a year since the #MeToo movement started. With all the attention this has garnered, some organizations want to gauge its effectiveness. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association and Taft Communications co-sponsored a recent poll that was administered through Fairleigh Dickinson University. The University contacted 619 New Jersey workers via phone... Read More
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