The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that employers make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. The Law Against Discrimination (LAD) also protects New Jersey employees. If your employer denies reasonable accommodations, you need to know your options.  What Is a Disability? Under the ADA, a disability is a mental or physical impairment that substantially…

Have you been a victim of discrimination in the workspace? A New Jersey employment lawyer at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble is ready to help. Contact us today to set up a no-cost case assessment: (908) 373-5931 Everyone deserves to feel safe and protected from discrimination in the workplace.The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, NJLAD,…

Sexual harassment is a civil claim that has risen to special prominence in the wake of the 2017 #MeToo movement. Although you can obtain substantial money damages from a sexual harassment claim, your claim will die if you wait until the statute of limitations expires to file a lawsuit. Every state applies its own statute…

Sexual Harassment – Inappropriate Touching If your coworkers or supervisors have touched you inappropriately, you may be a victim of sexual harassment. Inappropriate touching in the workplace makes the workplace uncomfortable, distracting, and frightening. Your colleagues never possess the right to touch you without your consent. Inappropriate touching at work takes many forms, including groping,…

The American workplace should be the ultimate meritocracy. Therefore, performance should be the basis for job security, placement, and advancement. Sadly, that is not always the case. Quid pro quo sexual harassment in the workplace remains a pervasive problem in New Jersey. The culture of the American workplace tolerated quid pro quo sexual harassment, among…

As New Jersey advances through the stages of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees returning to work or experiencing an uptick in their job duties and hours may be faced with unique challenges and decisions.  For instance, what if an employee does not feel safe returning to work or simply cannot return due to…

Were You Fired Because of Your Disability? Getting fired can be tough on anyone, but being fired because of your disability is not just sad — it’s against the law. Even though it is illegal to discriminate against disabled employees, many employers still treat their disabled workers differently. The millions of American workers who live…

Were You Denied a Job or Promotion Because of Your Gender? America has made a lot of progress since the days of “Help Wanted – Female” ads. Unfortunately, in many industries, the so-called “glass ceiling” still persists. Some employers still resist hiring or promoting female employees purely because of their gender. This prevents women from…

Many Americans are already aware of important anti-discrimination protections in the workplace. For example, in the United States, it is illegal to discriminate against or harass someone in the workplace because of their sex or gender. In New York and New Jersey, it is also illegal to harass someone because of their sexual orientation. What…