I was quoted in New Jersey Business Magazine’s September 2017 edition in an article about mass layoffs. You can read the article, Handling Business Closings and Layoffs, online.
In the article, I discuss the fact that employers often use mass layoffs to hide discrimination or retaliation. Specifically, it is common for companies to wait until they are having a reduction in force or layoff before they fire individuals who may have legal claims. They do this in an effort to disguise the real reasons they chose to terminate the employment of those workers.
But while including an employee in a reduction in force might disguise the company’s real motive for firing them, it remains unlawful for an employer to select an employee due to his or her age, gender, race, disability, pregnancy, or another unlawful factor.
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