Preventive Law for Employers

Harassment and Discrimination

Employment Law During Lent

When I was growing up in Catholic school, they told us that you couldn’t give up work for Lent.  I haven’t checked with the Vatican to see if that’s still  true, but I just read a fascinating blog post, “Lent, Catholicism, Religious Accommodations”,  discussing the case law on  accommodating Catholic […]

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NJ court to employers: Train your employees! We mean it!

In a recent case,  Allen v. Adecco, Inc.,  (App. Div. 2011), the New Jersey Appellate Division reemphasized the standards for an effective anti-harassment policies.  A crucial element is manager and employee training. Jessica  Allen was a temporary employee at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (“UMDNJ”). She alleged […]

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New NJ Law Bars Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Effective June 1, 2011, New Jersey will have a law that bars employers from advertising that the unemployed  need not apply. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1, prohibits an employer from publishing in print or on the Internet a job listing providing that the job qualifications include current employment; that jobless applicants will not be […]

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Meow! Cat’s Paws Lead to Employer Liability

What does a cat’s paw have to do with employment law? Over the past 20 years, a variety of lower federal courts had held employers liable for illegal discrimination based on the discriminatory animus of an employee who influenced, but did not make, the ultimate employment decision. This theory, dubbed […]

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US Supreme Court: Friends and Family Now in the No-Retaliation Zone

On January 24, 2011, a unanimous United States Supreme Court ruled that a man who was fired after his fiancée had filed a sex discrimination case against their mutual employer could sue the employer for illegal retaliation. Eric Thompson and his fiancée (now wife), Miriam Regalado, both worked for North […]

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Who is Ann Kiernan?

Ann Kiernan is an employment lawyer who has been practicing law in New Jersey for more than 30 years. She represents only employers and management and regularly provides management training companies big and small. Employment law is constantly changing, and Ann is familiar how these changes affect employers. To keep up-to-date and learn what issues are currently affecting businesses and employers in New Jersey, read the blog.

Contacting Ann Kieran

The Law Office of Ann F. Kiernan is located at

210 New York Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
08901-1716.

Ann may be reached via telephone at 732-846-3201 and email.

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