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Medical Marijuana Workplace Ruling

Recently, the New Jersey Appellate Division made a ruling that may affect employees who are using medicinal marijuana for valid health reasons. A former employee of a company had lost his job after informing them about his legal medical marijuana use. He took them to court but did not win the case. Since then, however,… Read More

Hotel Employee Safety

Spurred by the progress and changes happening to protect employees across the nation and the world, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is pushing for change in the hospitality industry. Hotel and resort workers are not immune from the same civil rights issues plaguing boardrooms and offices across the nation. Last fall, the AHLA… Read More

New York Teacher Fired Over Topless Selfie

A New York woman who was fired from her job as a middle school teacher after a topless photo of her surfaced has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the school district that employed her. The Long Island math teacher claims her career was ruined after a student found a topless photo she had sent… Read More

Netflix Facing Pregnancy Discrimination

With ground-breaking streaming shows such as Orange is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, all women-led shows, Netflix has been praised for offering a platform for women to tell their stories. However, Netflix may not prove as accommodating to women as it appears. A Netflix executive claims she was fired because of her pregnancy… Read More

Google Misconduct Exit Package

In early March, it was revealed that Google’s parent company Alphabet had paid former executive Amit Singhal close to $45 million dollars when he resigned back in 2016. This was in light of a sexual harassment controversy; he had been accused of groping one of his coworkers. Singhal was a Google senior vice president at… Read More

Hairstyle Discrimination Now Illegal in NYC

A new law has made it illegal to for employers to discriminate against workers based on their hairstyles. From this point going forward, treating workers differently because of their hair equals racial discrimination in New York City. Although this type of discrimination is not new, recent complaints made by several workers in the city led to… Read More

Female Athletes Sue US Soccer Team Over Gender Discrimination

Being a professional athlete is a physically demanding, somewhat-dangerous, and time-limited career. Extensive travel on-season, and continuously working out to maintain an edge off-season, take a serious toll. The average professional athlete likely earns a respectable living wage. The situation is far different for many star athletes. In a 2018 publication, Forbes magazine listed the… Read More

New Protections for Gender Expression

The state governor of New York signed a newly approved nondiscrimination law on January 25th, 2019 that changes the way employees in the state use restrooms, among other things. Since 2008, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) has passed the Assembly 10 times, only to consistently fail in the State Senate. The passing of GENDA… Read More

Massage Envy Sex Assault Claims Rising

Massage Envy is a widely popular wellness franchise that specializes in massage and skincare services. It is the largest chain of massage spas in the United States. Sexual assault allegations are unfortunately on the rise for Massage Envy franchises. In New Jersey alone, five women have come forward alleging that they were sexually assaulted at… Read More

Armen McOmber Designated a Certified Trial Attorney by NJ Supreme Court

Congratulations Armen McOmber The Certified Civil Trial Attorney designation is awarded to attorneys based upon experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial law.  The standards set by the Supreme Court are high.  The designation is held by only 2% of the practicing attorneys in the state. Candidates must pass a written examination and be… Read More

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