Here’s a powerful reason for managers and supervisors in New Jersey to understand the ins and outs of discrimination and labor laws. If they commit a discriminatory act, they could be personally liable.
For example, under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), “employers” are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race or national origin. The law defines “employer” as “one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, organizations, labor organizations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and fiduciaries.”
But the NJLAD also provides liability for a “person,” whether that person is an employer or not, if he or she aids or abets, incites, compels or coerces a violation of NJLAD.
In other words, those who discriminate can’t hide behind their company or organization if they “aid or abet” a violation of ...(register to read more)
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