You may remember a shocking incident that made national news after a New Jersey high school wrestler was forced to cut his hair on the sidelines in order to avoid forfeiting his match. A referee refused to allow the young man to compete with his dreadlocks intact because they wouldn't fit the "sanctioned" hair cover. Nor would he allow the young man to use the cover that he'd been using in other matches.
A black New Jersey elementary teacher quit the job she loved after just two years because she found the environment incredibly hostile. Despite the fact that the school has a primarily white student body, the problem wasn't racism from the parents or the students; It was the other teachers.
When you're the victim of workplace discrimination, you probably already feel like you're walking on eggshells. It's a miserable experience for anybody to go through.
Many people believe that the national legalization of marijuana for medicinal use is long overdue -- but it has remained a thorny subject even in states where the drug is available to some people because there are no federal protections for users.
In theory, federal law provides protections for working mothers who are breastfeeding. As a nation, we all have an invested interest in making sure that our children are as healthy as possible -- and there's irrefutable evidence that breastfeeding is the best way to give a child a healthy start in life.
You'd never dream of engaging in racial discrimination yourself -- but you'd like to do more. That's where being an ally can make all the difference.
New Jersey actually gives employers a lot of latitude when it comes to workplace drug testing -- more so than many other states. However, that doesn't mean that it's "anything goes" where drug testing is concerned.
Are military veterans treated unfairly by potential employers due to stereotyping?
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?
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.