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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Is it ever okay for employers to enforce an "English-only" rule?

You know that discrimination is wrong, and discrimination at work is generally illegal -- but are there ever times when it's okay for an employer to insist that an employee speak English fluently or only speak English while on the job?

3 things you should know about New Jersey's Equal Pay Act

Despite the fact that it's no longer unusual for a woman to be the major breadwinner in her family -- or even the sole supporter -- there's still a significant gap between what women make on the job and what their male counterparts make. It's about 20 percent -- which translates into billions of dollars in earnings that women across the nation are denied.

New Jersey employers not required to allow medical marijuana

If you use medical marijuana in New Jersey, there's some distressing news you should hear. Despite its legalization under state law, your use of medical marijuana isn't afforded any protections under the state's anti-discrimination laws.

Unsure if you face discrimination at work? Ask these questions

How do you know if you're the victim of racial discrimination at work? An openly racist boss or group of co-workers may make the issue obvious -- but those are rarer than the bosses and co-workers who act in subtler ways.

Is your company's attempt to eliminate discrimination backfiring?

Discrimination in the workplace is a big issue these days. There's a lot of media attention and companies everywhere are eager to avoid being put in the spotlight. A lot of them are promoting initiatives designed to overcome discrimination in their past -- but some of those efforts may end up creating new types of discrimination in the present.

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