Category: Employment Law

Work Injury: Whom Can You Sue?

  • By Marc S. Berman
Work Injury

WORK INJURY RULE: SUING YOUR EMPLOYER OUTSIDE WORKER’S COMP You suffered a work injury. Can you receive compensation? In most cases, the short answer is yes. You can hire an attorney to file a worker’s compensation claim for you. But the lawyer must file the claim in a special court. A court that handles only Read More

Negligent Hiring Can Injure

  • By Marc S. Berman
negligent hiring on a construction site

NEGLIGENT HIRING BY AN EMPLOYER IS GROUNDS TO SUE Negligent hiring by an employer is grounds to sue for someone injured by a dangerous worker. Negligent hiring occurs when a company hires a dangerous, incompetent or unfit person. Later, that person injures someone. Clearly, negligent hiring affects people who don’t even work for the company. Read More

$3M Age Discrimination Verdict

  • By Marc S. Berman
Age Discrimination

Six employees of the Passaic County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office will apparently keep $3 million in damages awarded to them by a jury in their age discrimination case. The New Jersey Supreme Court refused to hear the County’s appeal. The employees claimed that their 2008 dismissals, allegedly part of a cost-saving measure, were motivated by age. In July 2012, a Read More

Denial of Disabled NJ Govt Lawyer’s Request

  • By Marc S. Berman

Read the denial of disabled nj lawyer’s request here./a> This attorney was employed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. Because he had cerebral palsy, they gave him 30 special accommodations. These included “reserved indoor parking, adjusted timing on elevator doors, a grab handle in the restroom and transportation to court appearances. ” But after Read More

The Case of the Rookie Traffic Director

  • By Marc S. Berman

When Erin became a Port Authority police officer, she was rightfully excited. Erin wouldn’t have the most glamorous job in the world, but she would have a darn important one. Her job was to direct traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel. But before becoming a permanent officer, she had to satisfactorily complete one year of service. Read More

You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Sue Your Employer For Anti-Semitism

  • By Marc S. Berman

Myron was a truck driver working for a construction company in Lafayette. One day, he asked for time off to attend a bris. (A bris is a Jewish religious ceremony in which an eight-day-old boy is circumcised.) Myron’s supervisors apparently found this funny and began calling Myron every Jewish slur there is. One supervisor even Read More

The Case Of The Disfigured Face

  • By Marc S. Berman

Robert M. worked as a foreman at a construction company. One day, he used a gas-powered saw to cut a plastic pipe. The blade kicked back, lacerating his face and disfiguring him. Robert sued the saw’s manufacturer. He claimed that the gas-powered saw was defectively designed and manufactured. He also claimed that the manufacturer failed Read More

Former Employer Not Liable For Giving A Negative Reference

  • By Marc S. Berman

A South Jersey physician’s assistant recently sued his former employer over a bad job reference. The man accused the employer, a hospital, of defaming him. In 1999, the physician’s assistant received a poor performance review.  He was fired in early 2000.  Years later, the man applied to receive his physician’s assistant credentials from another hospital. Read More

Former Prosecutor Wins Big

  • By Marc S. Berman

The Township of Warren was ordered to pay $1.26 million to a former prosecutor in Morris County (in addition to another $1.38 million that it had already paid). The prosecutor was fired after making some pretty serious accusations against a Morris County. Namely, the prosecutor accused the judge of being drunk during trials. Well, it Read More