During the holidays, many employers seek advice from legal counsel about whether their employees are abusing the Family and Medical Leave Act. Most of the time, they want to know how to deal with workers who are on FMLA leave but are working somewhere else. It might help New Jersey employers and their employees as well if they understand when working another job on FMLA leave is and is not permitted.
Not all employees in every situation are necessarily protected against a hostile environment in a New Jersey workplace. Sometimes, an employee will complain to a supervisor or to human resources about harassment at work only to be fired in retaliation. The reason is that if the harassment they face at work is not presented in the context of the person being part of a protected class, it might not be illegal for an employer to ignore the complain or terminate them.
It is unfortunate when a New Jersey resident has a bad experience with their attorney. While the person who does may think the attorney may have committed legal malpractice, that is not always the case.
New Jersey motorists may be interested to learn that the civil suits filed against Volkswagen AG are scheduled to begin soon. The company has been under fire recently for allegedly misleading authorities about the emissions its vehicles actually cause.
According to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, reducing the discretionary bonus to an employee might be considered a discriminatory action for workers in New Jersey and throughout the United States. One aspect of determining whether discrimination has occurred is demonstrating that an adverse employment action has happened, and the appeals court overturned a lower court decision that had dismissed a case on the grounds that reducing the bonus was not an adverse employment action.