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Filing a Grievance at Work

If you are experiencing employment issues at your workplace, you may consider filing a grievance with your employer’s human resources department. A grievance is a formal complaint filed by an individual or group. When a group files a grievance, it generally concerns a contract or collective bargaining agreement violation. For an individual, such a filing » Read More

At Will Employment and Wrongful Termination

Many workers who engage in “at-will” employment relationships misunderstand the effect being an at-will employee has on their ability to bring a wrongful termination claim. Yet even at-will employees can be wrongfully terminated under certain circumstances. Who are At-will Employees? Any worker who has not signed an employment contract with their employer is an at-will » Read More

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Although anti-discrimination employment laws have evolved through past decades, many people are still mistreated at work, including pregnant women. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) specifies that it is illegal to treat employees differently based on their age, race, marital status, and many other categories, including the person’s sex. This last category includes pregnancy; » Read More

Can I Be Fired Over My Social Media Post?

We have all heard the stories about teachers getting fired for posting pictures holding an alcoholic beverage. In one case, a 24-year-old teacher, vacationing outside the United States, lost her job due to pictures posted to her Facebook account. In each photograph she was seen sipping or holding alcoholic beverages. In 2017, a Chicago police » Read More

Sexual Harassment Continues Despite #MeToo Movement

In 2006, Tarana Burke first coined the phrase, #Me Too, to symbolize her solidarity with other women who had been also victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace. More than 10 years later, the phrase has become synonymous with an entire movement of victims of sexual harassment who are stepping up to say no more. » Read More

Riot Games Accused of Harassment and Discrimination

A class action lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and discrimination was recently filed against gaming giant, Riot Games. The suit follows on the heels of a report published on the video game website, Kotaku. The two female plaintiffs in the complaint stated that the company discriminated against them based on their gender. The lawsuit alleges that » Read More

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

In this country, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against applicants or workers with physical disabilities. What many workers may not know is that the very same civil rights law that protect physically disabled employees also protects those with invisible or hidden conditions. Invisible conditions are those not immediately apparent, but can still » Read More

Religious Discrimination at Work

Employees come from different backgrounds and have varying personalities and characteristics, and their employers should treat them all equally. No worker should ever be subjected to hostile work conditions because of who they are. News about gender and race workplace discrimination grabs many news headlines, but religious discrimination at work is a reality for many » Read More

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Filing a Grievance at Work

February 13, 2019
If you are experiencing employment issues at your workplace, you may consider filing a grievance wit..