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Muslim Workers Allege Unfair Treatment by Amazon

It sometimes seems as if branded companies rarely get bad press or make errors in the way they treat personnel. However, even Amazon, one of the biggest employers in the world, can be accused of creating a hostile work environment, fostering discrimination, and enabling retaliation. In fact, three female employees of Muslim Somali heritage have » Read More


Can My Medical Marijuana Use Cause Me to Lose My Job?

Whether medical cannabis use results in job termination depends on state laws. A recent New Jersey appellate court decision stops employers from firing employees who use medical cannabis when not at work. The ruling will affect employers’ enforcement of zero tolerance drug policies regarding cannabis. New Jersey is not the only state permitting medical cannabis » Read More


Jewelry Giant Accused of Sex Discrimination

If you ever purchased jewelry in a major mall, odds are the store was operated by Sterling Jewelers Inc. or its parent company, Signet. Many of the most familiar names in the jewelry business are owned by Sterling, and it is the largest jewelry retailer in the nation. A female employee’s discrimination case over promotion » Read More


Can Employers Reject My Family Medical Leave?

Currently, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles qualified workers to unpaid leave for a total of 12 weeks during a 12-month period. This covers time off for childbirth and childcare for a newborn and a worker’s severe health problems. The FMLA provides workers with job security, as it is illegal for companies to » Read More


Gender Discrimination Lawsuit at Law Firm

Six female attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against the international law firm, Jones Day, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2016, the firm generated nearly $2 billion in revenue. The female lawyers’ lawsuit seeks $200 million in damages, alleging the firm discriminated against women, especially pregnant women and mothers. All the women are former » Read More


New Jersey Makes Certain Non-Disclosure Provisions Unenforceable

New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, recently signed a law pertaining to workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Bill S121 [2R] (the Act) gives employees more rights when settling certain types of lawsuits with former or current employers. Governor Murphy has made the act a permanent amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The Act’s purpose » Read More


Religious Holiday Observance

Today’s diverse workforce is made up of people from all types of religious backgrounds. People can freely practice their religions in this country, but what if an employee needs to take off from work for a religious holiday? Many employees receive an allotted amount of vacation and sick days per year, which may not be » Read More


Long Branch Sexual Harassment Suit

Stalking, unwanted touching, harassment, and assault are violations of employment law and are among the serious allegations filed in court by six former and current Long Branch Housing Authority employees. The employees are alleging that the former agency chief of staff engaged in unlawful sexual harassment and retaliation and are naming the chief of staff, » Read More


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