On August 23, 2018, New Jersey’s intermediate appellate court in Roman v. Bergen Logistics, LLC et al., ruled that employers could not contractually limit the remedies available for successful employment discrimination claims.  In that case, the plaintiff-employee and defendant-employer had signed an arbitration agreement at the time of the employee’s hiring.  The agreement provided

Last week, Governor Christie of New Jersey signed the “Pregnancy Bill,” which amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-12 (“NJLAD”), to provide that it shall be “an unlawful employment practice” or “an unlawful discrimination” to consider pregnancy in making an employment determination.  Pregnancy is now one of many protected classes under NJLAD, which also

On January 15, 2010, Governor Christie signed into law a bill clarifying the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq., as it applies to persons with a developmental disability. This law amends the definition of “disability” in the NJLAD to expressly include “autism spectrum disorders.” N.J.S.A. 10:5-5(q).

In light of the amendment