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Physical Contact at Work

Different people have different levels of comfort when it comes to physical contact, so knowing what is appropriate for the workplace can be tricky. Even handshakes and pats on the back can be unwelcome depending on how they are delivered. Most people can easily recognize the most obvious form of sexual harassment, which is known […]

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Can My Employer Force Me to Volunteer?

Many companies support non-profit and other organizations with contributions that are more than financial. Being a good neighbor or part of the local community makes good business sense and demonstrates that the company has more on its mind than its own balance sheet. After a relationship has been established with a cause, companies may want […]

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Fired via E-Mail a Form of Wrongful Termination?

Being fired from a job is never pleasant. Yet, whether for performance issues or financial cutbacks, most people will be let go from their job at some point in their lives. Even when you are terminated for issues beyond your control, it can be a very humbling experience. You might be surprised to know how […]

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Statement Regarding Orlando, et. al. v. American Funding, et. al.

At this time, our firm issues the following statement – “The matter has been fully and finally resolved.  All allegations have been withdrawn and the case will be dismissed promptly.  The parties look forward to putting this behind them.”   New Jersey Sexual Harassment Lawyers At McOmber & McOmber, P.C. Represent Victims of Employment Discrimination […]

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ACLU Supports Anti-Discrimination Bill

More than 200 members of Congress re-introduced the Equality Act of 2015 earlier this year. The federal bill not only includes anti-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans, but also offers new protections for people of color and women. The Equality Act is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that the American Civil Liberties […]

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Uber Employee Wrongful Termination

The popularity of Uber, a private driver taxi service, has grown exponentially in the past few years. With low prices, convenient online booking, and speedy service, Uber has managed to overtake the taxi, limousine, and shuttle competition in certain cities across the United States. However, Uber’s reputation has been declining over the past year partly […]

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EEOC Focuses on Pregnancy Discrimination

Workplace discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical condition is prohibited by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA was passed in 1978 to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include pregnancy as a form of sex discrimination. This means that in all aspects of employment, from hiring […]

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Quid Pro Quo Harassment

In Latin, quid pro quo means “something for something.” It is also the legal term for a form of sexual harassment, where an employee is pressured to give in to sexual demands in exchange for favorable treatment at work, such as a raise, better benefits, time off, or a promotion. The harassment can also take […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Fast Food Industry

According to a recent survey conducted with more than 1,000 women working in the fast food industry, 40 percent have been sexually harassed at work. The women, working in non-managerial roles in restaurants across the country, reported sexual jokes and remarks, unwanted physical contact, and questions about their sexual lifestyle. Forty percent of the women […]

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Transgender Patient Sues Hospital for Refusing Surgery

  Seven months after a California hospital refused to perform a hysterectomy on a transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is intervening on his behalf with a lawsuit filed in the San Francisco Superior Court. Back in 2016, the plaintiff was denied transition surgery at Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center in […]

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