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New Jersey Supreme Court To Revisit Employer Liability For Sexual Harassment By Supervisors

On November 6, 2013, the New Jersey Supreme Court granted certification in Aguas v. State of New Jersey, 2013 WL 1136115 (App. Div. Mar. 20, 2013), a pro-employer ruling on the issue of employer liability for sexual...more

1/15/2014 - Anti-Harassment Policies Department of Corrections Employer Liability Issues Sexual Harassment Supervision

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds Age Discrimination Plaintiff Need Not Show She Was Replaced Or Her Employer Sought A...

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that in an age discrimination case, the fourth element of the plaintiff’s prima facie burden—that plaintiff was replaced (or the employer sought a replacement) by someone...more

1/15/2014 - ADEA Age Discrimination Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Inference

Effective Anti-Harassment Policy Warrants Summary Judgment On Hostile Work Environment Claim, District Of New Jersey Holds

The New Jersey District Court recently reiterated the importance of maintaining effective anti-harassment policies, and taking prompt and effective remedial measures following harassment complaints. In Barroso v. Lidestri...more

9/23/2013

Reliance On Inapplicable Code Of Ethics Cannot Support CEPA’s Reasonable Belief Standard, New Jersey Appellate Division Holds

In Hitesman v. Bridgeway Inc., 430 N.J. Super. 198 (App. Div. March 22, 2013), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that an employee’s difference of opinion with his health care employer, concerning the steps the hospital...more

9/23/2013 - CEPA Code of Conduct Ethics Healthcare Professionals

Employee’s Disclosure Of Customer Information In The Face Of Suspected Child Neglect Held Protected Activity Under CEPA, District...

In Stapleton v. DSW, Inc., 2013 WL 1137119 (D.N.J., March 20, 2013), a retail store employee observed a child whom she suspected was being neglected by her parent, a shopper in the store. The employee lodged a report with the...more

9/20/2013 - CEPA Child Abuse Data Protection Hiring & Firing Neglect Personally Identifiable Information Protected Activity

Bill Introduced To Allow Alternate Workers’ Compensation Programs Through Collective Bargaining

On November 19, 2012, a bill (A3423) was introduced that seeks to authorize the establishment, through collective bargaining, of alternate workers’ compensation programs. Such programs would include alternate dispute...more

12/14/2012 - Collective Bargaining Self-Insurance

Bill Proposed To Amend NJLAD To Prohibit Healthcare Benefit Discrimination

On November 19, 2012, a bill (A3444) was introduced in response to reports in the New Jersey Star Ledger that a bank purportedly provided unequal levels of health coverage to its male and female employees. The bill attempts...more

12/14/2012 - Compensation & Benefits Discrimination Employee Benefits Health Insurance Healthcare Sex Discrimination

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Amending Unemployment Insurance Benefits Disqualification Standards

On December 3, 2012, the Assembly passed a bill (A1874) that would amend New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law regarding disqualification from unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for misconduct by claimants. The bill...more

12/14/2012 - Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Compensation System

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