Breastfeeding is now a protected act and category under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee in compensation, hiring, or firing because they breastfeed. This is a pivotal amendment to New Jersey’s civil rights law as it applies, unlike the similar federal law, to employers regardless of size (the federal counterpart is applicable only to employers with 50 or more employees). Continue Reading Breastfeeding Discrimination Banned by Pivotal Amendment to NJLAD
Christopher M. Galusha is an experienced litigator with a diverse practice that includes employment law, commercial litigation, insurance matters, shareholder disputes, municipal law, and sports law. As a partner in the Firm's Labor & Employment Group, Chris handles wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, and hostile work environment claims. He also drafts employment policies and procedures, negotiates and drafts employment contracts, and conducts internal investigations involving employee misconduct.
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Last month a bill was introduced to the New Jersey State Assembly (A-5287) by Assemblymen John McKeon (Essex and Morris) and Jon Bramnick (Morris, Somerset, and Union) that would bar provisions in employment contracts that waive any substantive or procedural rights or remedies. The bill also seeks to prohibit agreements that conceal any details relating to discrimination claims. Continue Reading A Response to the #MeToo Movement: NJ Bill Tightens Position on Employment Agreements