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Stronger Measures to Protect Hotel Workers

Sexual harassment in the hospitality industry continues to be a problem throughout the country. With most hotel housekeepers being female and working alone cleaning rooms, these employees have been particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment. Hospitality staff has been the victims of unwanted sexual harassment in all forms – from verbal threats to physical abuse, and […]

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Mountainside Police Department Harassment Lawsuit  

Six Mountainside, New Jersey police department employees recently served the borough with a 45-page complaint, alleging harassment and other offensive behavior in the police department, going back decades. Five male police officers and one female department staff member filed the lawsuit against Mountainside Borough in New Jersey State Superior Court. The complaint alleges several officers […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Big law firms, like any other type of employer, are not immune to accusations of gender discrimination. In California, a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed against a well-known, large Northern California practice (the Firm) has come into the spotlight for just that reason. Three female former employees of the Firm have accused the law firm of […]

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Hostile Behavior Directed at Gay Employee Prompts Title VII Claim

Nestle Waters is the latest employer to face a sexual harassment lawsuit in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to a complaint filed in the matter of Mateo v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., a gay employee of the bottled water company allegedly was the victim of a hostile […]

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Task Force on Employee Misclassification

Employers typically have a wide range of legal responsibilities with respect to their workers, from offering health care or unemployment insurance to providing adequate protections from workplace discrimination or dangerous working conditions. The extent of an employer’s legal responsibility frequently depends on whether the worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor.  Employee […]

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to sell a cake to a gay couple. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s majority opinion hinged on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s previous ruling against the baker. Justice Kennedy commented that the ruling showed hostility toward the baker’s religion, based on the comments […]

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Sexual Harassment Inside New Jersey’s Restaurants

Recently, NJ Advance Media collected and published the stories of several women who were victims of sexual harassment at work. The restaurant industry tied corporate jobs for second place for responses when readers were invited to share their complaints. Many of the women have filed lawsuits against their harassers, who were, at times, also their […]

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East Orange Police Department Facing Multiple Lawsuits

Attorneys at McOmber & McOmber are proud to represent several police officers in their case against the East Orange Police Department. The Plaintiffs’ claims include allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation for voicing complaints about officers drinking while on the clock and creating arrest quotas without proper authorization. Five separate lawsuits have been filed against […]

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Supreme Court Bans Employee Class Action Suits

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision involving the right of employees to file class action lawsuits against their employers. By blocking class action lawsuits by employees who signed arbitration agreements, the Court ruled in favor of employers and against the employees disputing the underpayment of their overtime wages. Epic Systems Cor v. […]

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Rutgers Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment

Rutgers University has been investigating sexual assault allegations against one of its professors at the Newark campus since November 2017. A 29-year-old graduate student claims that she was sexually assaulted in January 2016 by her doctoral mentor who is also the vice chancellor for Research and Collaborations. At that time, she had been a research […]

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