What is the Employment Discrimination Law?
The Employment Discrimination Law is the state and federal guidelines that prohibit employers from treating their workers differently based on specific attributes unrelated to their job performance. Under this law, workers are safeguarded against any discrimination based on their skin color or race, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy or gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or political affiliation.
In the workplace, it is illegal for employers to discriminate when determining pay, time off, or bonuses, as well as imposing work privileges or conditions. This workplace discrimination can also take the shape of harassment or retaliation for exercising your legal right or reporting improprieties.
Are You Facing Illegal Discrimination on the Job?
If you are facing sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, a hostile work environment or other unfair treatment at work we are ready to help you fight to protect your rights. It's nothing new that federal and state courts take employment discrimination and illegal employment practices seriously. In 1945, the New Jersey Legislature enacted the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) as clear public policy against discrimination in the workplace. The statute recognizes that the opportunity to obtain employment and prosper in a respectful workplace is a civil right.
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Our free initial consultation with our New Jersey lawyers will give you an honest, clear explanation of the law and whether you have a valid claim for damages.
Our trial attorneys represent workers who have legitimate civil rights claims against their employers, including wrongful termination or discrimination, such as:
Where you sense that you have been discriminated against in the workplace or treated unfairly by an employer for any reason, you may have a claim. Please keep in mind that there are strict time periods within which you have to bring certain claims depending upon the situation. It is imperative that you talk to an experienced New Jersey workplace discrimination lawyer.
Contact us for a free initial consultation to protect your rights.
We also offer Legal Advice for Businesses
If you are a business, hiring an experienced employment law attorney allows you to develop a plan to protect your business and maintain a strong workforce. An attorney can help you:
- Create an employee handbook
- Construct non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
- Design severance agreements
- Choose the right business owners' insurance policy
- Initiate employee practices liability insurance
- Create enforcement or restrictive covenants
- Represent clients in employment litigation matters
Each of these steps protect your employees and your business.
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