Green Savits Employment Law Blog

Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey

October 21, 2021

As a person with a disability, you generally have a right to obtain employment without being harassed or discriminated against. Not only does Federal law provide certain protections, but so too does the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Discriminating against you on the basis of disability is unlawful when it arises during the following scenarios:

The application and hiring process Decisions about job assignments, promotions, training, and other work benefits Decisions about layoffs and discharges Workplace harassment from coworkers, subordinates, and supervisors

If you are qualified for a job and are capable of performing the...

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September 08, 2021

In New Jersey, workplace sexual harassment is a type of illegal harassment. Illegal discrimination and retaliation must be for a prohibited reason (gender, race, sexual orientation, age, etc). Sexual harassment is harassment based on your gender.

You may be wondering if what you are experiencing at work qualifies as sexual harassment. There are a lot of different ways it shows up in the workplace, and, as an employee, it can be difficult to know what separates illegal harassment from non-actionable behavior. We encourage you to call our attorneys, who will discuss your situation with you and help you determine what to do next....

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August 31, 2021

If you suspect you’ve been discriminated against at your job because of your age, you may feel angry, isolated, and unsure of what to do. Laws exist to protect workers against age discrimination. Our experienced employment rights attorneys are here to help you if you think you were:

Not given the same opportunities as your peers at the job Passed over for promotions because of your age Harrassed for being an older employee at the organization Demoted because of your age Transferred to a less desirable position or department because of your age Asked to retire early or leave early because of your age Wrongfully discharged on... Read More
Category: Discrimination
July 14, 2021

Most of us have an intuitive sense of what constitutes discrimination at a restaurant, grocery store, or retail store. But recognizing disability discrimination in the world of work may be a little less clear. Our experienced employment attorneys deal with these issues each and every day, so we can help you determine whether you are being discriminated against, especially in violation of federal and state law.

The fact is, discrimination on the basis of a disability or perceived disability can take many shapes and forms. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but examples of this type of workplace discrimination include:

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June 01, 2021

Workplace sexual harassment is a serious offense that should not be taken lightly. Whether a co-worker makes unwanted physical advances towards you or a supervisor threatens to withhold pay or promotion without sexual contact, you should report the harassment as soon as possible.

If you are being sexually harassed at work, make sure to do the following:

Tell the individual harassing you to stop. If it is safe to do so, make it clear to the harasser that their advances or offensive behavior are unacceptable and unwelcome. However, if you are in immediate physical danger, do not hesitate to call 911. Report the sexual harassment... Read More
April 20, 2021

If you are being discriminated against by your current or former employer for a documented disability, you may be able to bring a case against them. However, in order to win your disability discrimination case, there are a few things that you must be able to prove. At Green Savits, LLC, our employment attorneys can help you get the evidence you need.

1. You Must Have a Documented Disability

When putting together a disability discrimination case, you must first prove that you have a disability. This can be done in three ways. First, you can show that you have a physical impairment that makes major life activities difficult. Second,...

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February 23, 2021

A constructive discharge is when an employee quits their job due to conditions that would make any reasonable employee leave. The law treats a constructive discharge the same way as being fired, which means you may qualify for unemployment benefits, severance pay, continued health insurance coverage, and more. At Green Savits, LLC, our employment attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of constructive discharge and pursue the benefits you deserve.

There are a few workplace contexts where a constructive discharge can be established. However, they come with a high legal burden. For example, if you quit your job due to...

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December 28, 2020

The question of whether Uber drivers, Lyft drivers and gig workers should be categorized as employees or independent contractors has a lot of implications for the person performing the labor. If you think you are being miscategorized, or if you think you are being denied some benefit or protection you are owed as a result of your work duties, we encourage you to contact our law firm. Our experienced employment and contract dispute attorneys are here to provide guidance.

What is an independent contractor? While independent contractors perform work for a business, they are not...

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Category: Employee Contracts
November 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to make hard decisions, leaving countless workers unclear of their rights and protections. If you’ve lost your job due to the coronavirus outbreak and suspect your termination may have been unlawful, contact the experienced wrongful discharge lawyers at Green Savits, LLC.

What is Wrongful Discharge?

Although many companies have done their best to navigate the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic with the well-being of their employees in mind, others have chosen to scale back by unlawfully firing their employees.

In the United States, employment is generally “at-will”,...

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Category: Wrongful Discharge
November 23, 2020
First known court decision in New Jersey upholding a whistleblower claim against an employer involving Covid-19

 

Florham Park, N.J.— A senior executive at an apparel company lost his job in March after he insisted that the business alert employees of a worker diagnosed with COVID-19. 

 

Marc Loeb, former Chief Operating Officer at apparel manufacturer Vantage Custom Classics Inc, wanted to notify factory workers who had contact with the infected employee so they could take the necessary precautions. Instead, Vantage CEO Ira Neaman told him  “today is your last day.”

“It was part of Loeb’s job to take care of...

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