Green Savits Employment Law Blog

Employment Attorneys Serving Northern and Central New Jersey

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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October 28, 2020

Employees who earn tips often have different sets of rights than employees who get an annual salary or hourly wages. The rights of tipped employees can be complicated and, unfortunately, are often violated by employers.

At Green Savits, LLC,  our experienced attorneys have represented many employees in federal and state trial and appellate courts who have been denied minimum wages, overtime compensation, bonuses or commissions to which they were entitled. We understand the complex laws related to wage and hour violations, and we are prepared to fight vigilantly on your behalf to protect your rights and best interests.

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September 28, 2020

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a U.S. labor law that enables eligible workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for specific medical and family reasons, without jeopardizing their employment. Unemployment benefits are intended to help individuals who have lost their jobs.

If you are taking an unpaid leave of absence under FMLA, even though you are not working, you are still employed, and therefore ineligible for unemployment benefits.

How Does The Family and Medical Leave Act Work?

The Family and Medical Leave Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks off work for medical reasons or to care for a family...

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August 26, 2020

Employees often call us about whether their employer is required to give them time off to care for a sick family member or newborn baby. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many are wondering if they can take family and medical leave to care for family members who have been affected by the virus.

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Only certain employers are required to provide time off to care for sick family members. The experienced employment attorneys at Green Savits, LLC understand the complexities of these matters and can help protect your rights.

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