Many businesses make concerted efforts at bringing in fresh, new talent and make a point of recruiting from college campuses while ignoring more experienced potential employees. As a result of this, many people from the Baby Boomer generation are being pushed out of the workforce. A number of these individuals are knowledgeable, experienced and hard workers.
New Jersey workers might be interested in learning more about the laws governing employee discrimination as described by the office of the attorney general. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination makes it unlawful to subject applicants or employees to mistreatment due to their race, nationality, ancestry, sex, age or marital status. Employers are also prohibited from discriminating against these people on the basis of a disability, military history, gender identification, sexual orientation or genetic information.
Bergen County businesses who own valuable trade secrets may be interested in issues that may exist with their employees. Through the use of employment contracts, these trade secrets can be given legal protection that goes beyond company or social norms.
Layoffs are a reality that many businesses must face. The actions can be difficult but may be necessary in certain situations. In order to lay off employees in New Jersey, an employer must follow certain steps.
New Jersey residents may not be familiar with Food Lion, but a recent discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the grocery store chain may be of some interest. In the lawsuit, which was filed on Aug. 20, the agency claims that a Food Lion employee's religious rights were violated when he was fired from his job because he refused to work on Sundays.
It can be difficult for an employer to keep everyone happy, and when disagreements arise, decisions must be made. In New Jersey, if employees fail to do their job correctly, the chances are fairly good that they will be disciplined or even dismissed. Unfortunately, this can lead to a dispute and employment litigation if the employee deems the decision to be unfair.
Whether they are part of a small business or a vast organization, employers have a great deal of responsibility. Apart from being required to tend to the needs of the business itself, they also have an obligation to their employees. Failure to properly adhere to laws in place to govern their treatment of employees could result in employment disputes. In New Jersey new legislation is being introduced which requires employers to fulfill yet another obligation.
As an employer, it is often necessary to make tough decisions. Occasionally, these decisions will affect the lives of others, and this is particularly the case when it comes to decisions about an employee's responsibilities or fitness for a job. Such matters should always be handled with care — if the individuals concerned feel they have been unfairly treated, this can result in employment litigation. Such was the case in New Jersey recently.
Sexual harassment and discrimination litigation can cause serious damage to your business. The damage may hurt your finances, your reputation or both. In the case of the Old Bridge Police Department, located in central New Jersey, the damage could be very severe. The department is currently facing a discrimination lawsuit that could see them pay more than $1 million.
The United States enjoys relationships with countries around the world. Those relationships include many foreign officials living and working within the country as ambassadors, government officials and staff. Many of these officials have diplomatic immunity, protecting them from being prosecuted for crimes in the U.S. But those immunities have limits, as one consular official recently learned.