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Monday, August 15, 2022

NJ Employee Attorney, I was a Worker Fired Then Told to Re-apply


Some unscrupulous employers are becoming savvier about avoiding lawsuits when they fire an employee for an illegal reason. One of the ruses that devious employers may implement is telling their employees that they are undergoing a massive overhaul of their business structure so that it will be an all-new model. They then tell the employees that they are terminated but encourage them to apply for a position within the new business model.


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Monday, August 8, 2022

NJ Employment Whistleblower Attorney Essex County Employee Whistleblowers, East Orange Whistleblower on Alleged Arrest Quota System


A police officer in the City of East Orange in Essex County NJ, earlier this year sued the the City of East Orange Police Department and his supervisor under Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.


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Monday, August 1, 2022

NJ Severance Attorney, My Severance Agreement Is Too Low, What Can I Do?


When terminated employees are offered a severance package, the severance agreement frequently contains an agreement for the employee to waive any potential legal claims and not sue the employer in return for receiving severance money. Many companies have written policies that stipulate the conditions and the amount of severance the company offers to employees. The company must abide by these policies and a typical amount of severance pay is one week for every year employed.

When Severance is Offered Not out of Generosity but Concerns about Illegal Acts.

Sometimes employers have concerns that an employee whom they are terminating is going to file a lawsuit against them, and they offer severance pay in return for the employee agreeing not to sue them under discrimination, whistleblower, wage and pay or other laws.


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Monday, July 25, 2022

NJ Sex Discrimination Attorney, Female Employee Not Promoted, Employer Discriminates Against Weight, Bills Introduced to Prohibit Weight and Height Discrimination


For NJ employees who experience discrimination on the job because of their weight, relief is hopefully in sight with the introduction of legislature bills that would make discrimination based on an employee’s height or weight illegal, except in those extremely rare instances where a certain weight or height is a bona fide occupational qualification. Weight discrimination disproportionately affects women. It’s no secret that individuals, usually women, are too frequently discriminated against in hiring and promotions because of their weight. Pressure on individuals, particularly women, to maintain certain weight appearance standards contributes to eating disorders and lifelong health issues. No person should suffer discrimination on the job because the boss does not care for the employee’s weight or height.


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Monday, July 18, 2022

NJ Age Discrimination Attorney, I’m the Oldest Employee and the Only Employee Fired


As the average age of those in the US workforce is getting older, there is a corresponding rise in ageism in the workplace. The oldest employees are the most disadvantaged in locating new employment if they are terminated, yet too often both private corporate and public employers will not hesitate to terminate even the oldest worker even though the worker is meeting the employer’s legitimate business expectations. If you were fired and think age may have been a factor, you may have a valid claim. Don’t sit on your rights.

If you are an older worker who was terminated while younger workers were retained, you should contact this office immediately for a free consultation.


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Monday, July 11, 2022

NJ Employment Discrimination Lawyer, Could Court Overturn Constitutional Right of Privacy in Interracial Marriage and Return Issue to Individual States?


As I am sure my readers already know, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org., decided June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned the long-established precedent of a woman’s Constitutional right to an abortion, thereby returning the issue of abortion rights left to be decided by individual states. This gives rise to a vast discrepancy in the breadth of legal rights granted to women dependent on which state a woman resides in, although the facts of two such women may otherwise be identical.

Some legal scholars deduce that we may expect to see an impetus for other rights which are long-settled precedents by the US Supreme Court, to  be overturned and similarity returned to individual states, whose state courts would then decide the legal rights of men and women in those states.


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Monday, July 4, 2022

NJ Discrimination Lawyer, Civil Rights Concerns Raised by Dobbs Were Exacerbated by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation Hearings


Concerns among some legal civil rights activists, that were raised by the June 28, 2022 Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Org. Opinion, were exacerbated by the line of questioning of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on her confirmation to be a US Supreme Court Justice.

These concerns arise not only because the Dobbs opinion overturns a 50-year-old precedent of established law. These concerns are also driven by the line of questioning put forth to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and statements made by US Senators during, and subsequent to,  her confirmation hearings in March 2022 during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

During the confirmation hearings, some Senators stated it was their opinion certain issues previously decided by the US Supreme Court could also be overturned and such legal issues be returned to the states for the individual states to decide them on a state-by-state basis.


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Monday, June 27, 2022

NJ LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Lawyer, Gay Rights in Jeopardy Because of Supreme Court Ruling


Gay rights activists have concerns that the nineteen-year-old established legal precedent of the right to same-sex sexual relationships as set by ruling of the US Supreme Court in Lawrence v. Texas may be overturned by the Court. This concern in the gay and lesbian community has recently arisen as a result of the leaked US Supreme Court Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Dobbs Opinion overturns the almost 50-year-old precedent of Roe v.


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Monday, June 20, 2022

NJ Employment Attorney, Can I Be Fired for Posting on Facebook, on Social Media? NJ Appellate Court Upholds Termination for Posting on Social Media


On May 20, 2022 the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of NJ, in case brought against AtlantiCare Med. Sys., upheld the termination of an employee because of her posts to Facebook on views she held regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. This matter involved a private employer who terminated one of its at-will employees for posting “racially insensitive comments” about the Black Lives Matter movement on her personal Facebook account. The issue raised was whether the First Amendment or Article I, Paragraph 6 of the New Jersey Constitution prevents a private employer from terminating an at-will employee for posting about the Black Lives Matter movement on her Facebook account.


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Monday, June 13, 2022

NJ Discrimination Attorney, Has US Supreme Court Before Overturned Its Established Precedents?


As discussed prior, many persons who follow the evolution of the law as to the rights of employees and other individuals, wonder if the US Supreme Court in past years has overturned its own precedents. This concern arises in part from the recently leaked US Supreme Court Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Opinion contains explanations purporting that it is not unusual for the Court to overturn long-standing precedents.

However, in almost all the cases cited to in the leaked Dobbs Opinion, that were cases which the Court had overturned, the cases were overturned for the purpose of expanding individual rights and a person’s personal freedoms, giving people more legal rights and personal autonomy free of government restrictions on their personal autonomy.


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Monday, June 6, 2022

NJ Race Discrimination Attorney, Leaked US Supreme Court Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade, Has Court Before Overturned Precedents?


Many persons who follow the evolution of the law as to the rights of employees and other individuals, wonder if the US Supreme Court in past years has overturned its own precedents. This concern arises in part from the recently leaked US Supreme Court Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Dobbs Opinion overturns the almost 50-year-old precedent of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.


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