NJ Attorney General Announces Finding of Probable Cause Against Health Care Facility That Fired Pregnant Employee

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that the Division has issued a Finding of Probable Cause against a South Jersey health care facility for unlawfully discharging an employee after learning she was pregnant.

Officials say South Jersey Extended Care, a privately-run rehabilitation services and long-term nursing care facility in Bridgeton, is accused of violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination by terminating employee Taishan J. Smith because she was pregnant.

Smith’s complaint to the Division alleged that she told management she was pregnant on July 25, 2017 – her second day on the job as an Activity Aide – and that she was essentially let go after finishing her work shift that same day.

All employers in New Jersey need to make certain their policies, as well as their handling of situations involving pregnant employees, reflect a clear understanding of the rights of those workers under New Jersey law.

East Orange Gunshot Victim Self-Transported to Livingston Urgent Care Medical Facility

Police in East Orange has note released to the public the location of a shooting that had a man enter a Livingston urgent care medical facility suffering a gunshot wound on Tuesday night.

According to preliminary reports, officials at the PM Pediatrics medical care facility contacted police when a male victim entered the facility suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the foot at around 9 p.m.

Police arrived and were reportedly told by the victim that the incident occurred at an unspecified location in the East Orange city limits.

The victim was ultimately transported to the hospital where he received treatment for the injury according to reports.

The motive for the shooting has not been released at this time.