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New Jersey Legislature Introduced Bills Seeking to Bar Employment Disqualification Based Upon an Applicant’s Prior Criminal Convictions and to Preclude Asking Job Applicants about Prior Arrests

On November 23, 2009, the New Jersey Legislature introduced identical bills (A4198/S12) that would prohibit employers from discriminating (denying employment) against persons who have been convicted of a criminal offense or because the applicant lacks “good moral character” based upon a prior conviction. Employers would be exempt from the proposed prohibition if (i) there is […]

Employer Liability for Non-Supervisory Employees

Employers may be liable for sexual harassment committed by non-supervisory employees against co-workers even where the employer is unaware of the alleged conduct. In Cerdeira v. Martindale-Hubbell, Docket No. A-5855-06T1, the New Jersey Appellate Division held an employer may be liable under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) for the harassing conduct committed by […]

Sexual Harassment

SEXUAL HARASSMENT The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) prohibits harassment based on one’s sex. All employees have the right to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. What Is Sexual Harassment? Generally, there are two types of sexual harassment. “Quid pro quo” sexual harassment occurs when an employee’s submission to (or rejection of) […]

‘Tis The Season To Get Sued

The Office Holiday Party is an HR manager’s nightmare and a Plaintiff’s lawyer’s dream. Despite the risks involved, companies hold holiday parties each December and receive demand letters from their employees’ attorneys each January. Here are some helpful hints to reduce your Company’s liability this season: Have policies in place relating to harassment, discrimination and […]

FREE Breakfast Briefing for Small Business

As part of the firm’s continuing commitment to serve the local business community, the Law Office of Robert A. Tandy, LLC is hosting a series of free breakfast legal briefings throughout 2009 to help business owners and employers contend with the legal issues facing them each day. Each lively and interactive briefing will cover a […]

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