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New Allegations Against Charlie Rose

Six months ago, CBS television anchor Charlie Rose was fired after eight women came forward with sexual harassment claims. The women accused Rose of sexual misconduct including groping, lewd remarks and inappropriately exposing himself while they worked for him on his PBS show, Charlie Rose, from the late 90’s to 2011. The show has since […]

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NJLAD Decision’s Impact on Disability Discrimination Cases

A New Jersey jury recently held that a former employee should receive over $725,000 in damages resulting from a wrongful termination suit that constituted disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The NJLAD prohibits New Jersey employers from terminating, discharging, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating against an individual employee based upon […]

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Paid Sick Time for New Jersey’s Workers

There are roughly 1.2 million workers in New Jersey who do not have paid sick days, but that is about to change. After years of legislation regarding paid sick time languishing in Trenton, the state legislature has finally taken action. Bill A1827 passed in the Assembly and was voted through in the Senate 24-11. Governor […]

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The Basics of WARN Acts

Are you an employer who is about to issue a mass layoff of a significant portion of your workforce? Are you an employee who works at a plant or factory facility that will be closing? Are you involved in an industry where downsizing is common? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a […]

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NFL Cheerleader Alleges Religious Discrimination

A former Miami Dolphins cheerleader has filed a formal complaint against the Dolphins, the National Football League (NFL) and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. She is alleging discrimination and retaliation because of her religion and gender. She claims to have suffered such severe emotional and physical distress that after working three seasons, she resigned […]

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Transgender Military Ban

In March, President Trump signed a memorandum that bans transgender individuals with a history of gender dysphoria from serving in the military with certain limited exceptions. Gender dysphoria is also known as gender identity disorder and refers to the distress and discomfort felt by those who identify differently from the gender that was assigned to […]

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IBM Age Discrimination Allegations

A new report from ProPublica and Mother Jones alleges that over the past five years, IBM laid off thousands of its workers older than age 40 in the United States, in an apparent attempt to shift its workforce in a younger direction. ProPublica estimates the number of employees who were let go at around 20,000, […]

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New Jersey to Strengthen Wage Laws

The pay disparity between men and women in New Jersey and across the country has been evident for decades. New Jersey female workers received only 69 percent of the salary men were paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2014 American Community Survey. Many states are beginning to pass laws aimed at closing the gap; […]

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NY Police Now Banned from Having Sex with Detainees

New York lawmakers recently passed a bill that prohibits police from having sex with detainees. The bill was introduced following a teenager’s accusations that she was raped by two police officers while handcuffed in the back of a police van. New York was one of 35 states that had no law explicitly banning sexual relations […]

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Fired NFL Cheerleader Files Complaint with EEOC

A former cheerleader for the NFL team New Orleans Saints has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after being fired. She alleges that the Saints’ rules for cheerleader conduct are discriminatory and violate the NFL’s personal conduct policy because they apply only to women. At the heart of the matter are the […]

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