The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (the "Compassionate Use Act") protects medicinal cannabis users with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. The Compassionate Use Act expressly prohibits an employer from taking any adverse employment action against a medical cannabis user if that adverse employment action is based "solely on the employee's status" as a medical cannabis patient.
With new amendments to the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) signed into law last month, New Jersey became the third state in the country to prohibit discrimination against a person’s hair style.
On January 3, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued the first published opinion interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “PWFA”). Effective January 17, 2014, the PWFA amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”), prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and breastfeeding.