NJ Bill Targets Bias In Employer-Provided Health Benefits

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:55 PM EST) -- Responding to reports that a New Jersey bank provided unequal health care coverage for its married male and female employees, a state lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation that would expressly bar employers from discriminating in terms of the health care benefits they offer workers.

New Jersey employers generally cannot discriminate among workers when it comes to their compensation or other terms of their employment. But the present legislation, sponsored by state Assemblywoman Linda Stender, would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to explicitly prohibit bias...
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