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Age discrimination: A growing problem

When we think about discrimination, the things that often first come to mind are race, sex, religion or sexual orientation. But one serious and often overlooked form of discrimination is ageism.

The American population is growing older, and that means more people of all ages will take on a variety of jobs. And with the aging population comes more discrimination on the basis of age.

Ding Dong Forced Arbitration and Confidentiality Are Dead (in Employment Cases)

On March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy signed a game-changing law that will benefit all New Jersey workers. That law, S121, makes two important changes to what rights employees can be forced to give up just to be able to work.

The first change is that, as of March 18, employers can no longer force employees to arbitrate their discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation claims or give up any other rights related to those claims. The second significant change is that employers can no longer demand silence in exchange for the settlement of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation claims.

THE TRUTH ABOUT WHISTLEBLOWERS

Whistleblowers are often wrongly portrayed as disgruntled, underhanded troublemakers lurking in the dark in attempts to wreak havoc on employers or the government for their own personal financial gain and/or notoriety. This cartoonish characterization is not just laughable to those of us who regularly represent whistleblowing employees but both severely undermines the important role played by whistleblowers in our society and completely ignores the ostracism, retaliation, and economic as well as emotional tolls suffered by whistleblowing employees.

An Aging Workforce

Despite the existence of federal and state laws that protect employees from discrimination on the basis of age, a high percentage of the individuals who call our office every day do so because of age discrimination.

THE TRUTH ABOUT WHISTLEBLOWERS

Whistleblowers are often wrongly portrayed as disgruntled, underhanded troublemakers lurking in the dark in attempts to wreak havoc on employers or the government for their own personal financial gain and/or notoriety. This cartoonish characterization is not just laughable to those of us who regularly represent whistleblowing employees but both severely undermines the important role played by whistleblowers in our society and completely ignores the ostracism, retaliation, and economic as well as emotional tolls suffered by whistleblowing employees.

Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes in New Jersey

Earlier this month, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes alleging that he sexually harassed her and that her employment was terminated because she refused to have sex with him.

Discrimination Against LGBT Employees Continues to Be a Serious Problem

According to a recent survey by UCLA's Williams Institute, the four percent of the U.S. workforce that identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) continues to confront pervasive discrimination in the workplace, despite the fact that sexual orientation and gender self-perception have absolutely no effect on job performance.

Transgender Employee Suffers Sexual Harassment and Retaliation at Bojangles Restaurant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Bojangles Restaurants, Inc. for creating a hostile work environment for a transgender employee. The alleged incidents took place at the Fayetteville branch of the restaurant.

Uber Facing Federal Class Action for Violations of New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws

Looking to get into a new line of work or just make some extra money? The ride-sharing service Uber touts that a career with them is all you need. Unfortunately, the company has been named as a defendant in a number of lawsuits across the country alleging violations of wage and hour laws.

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