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EEOC gives definitions of workplace harassment

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, harassment is unwelcome conduct based on sex, race, religion, color, age, national origin, genetic information or disability. Harassment based on sex includes discrimination related to pregnancy. As another example, harassment based on age is prohibited against people who are at least 40 years of age. The federal harassment laws that apply in New Jersey and across the country are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

The EEOC describes the type of relief it may order

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released an article that described which types of relief it can provide for victims of federal workplace discrimination. The EEOC is responsible for handling discrimination claims in New Jersey and around the country. When they order relief, their goal is to give the victims compensation that makes them whole or as close as possible to whole.

LGBT employees are protected from discrimination in New Jersey

Many people in the LGBT community worry about how they express themselves at work, for fear of being discriminated against. They may not want to reveal certain aspects of their personality, from the way that they like to talk to the way that they like to dress. The truth is that we all have the right to be ourselves in the employment environment. Feeling that we need to hide who we truly are to fit in will only lead to poor job satisfaction and performance.

Uneven enforcement of workplace policies

Employers create internal policies to manage employee behavior and promote productivity. Enforcement of these policies, however, might appear inconsistent, especially to workers in New Jersey who suspect that their gender, race, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity prompted managers to single them out for punishment or termination. A court case involving the dismissal of an openly gay man has established the precedent that uneven enforcement of company rules does amount to discrimination.

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