Employment Discrimination Lawyer Fighting to Put an End to Discrimination
Federal, state, and local laws forbid employers from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s membership in a protected class, such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age. New Jersey has its own anti-discrimination statute, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”).
Under the NJLAD, it is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against an employee due to their membership in a protected class. It is also unlawful for a business to refuse to contract with an independent contractor because the individual belongs to a protected class. The NJLAD also protects those individuals who are not members of a protected class but are treated as such due to their association with members of that class or the employer’s mistaken perception that the individual belongs to the protected class.
Discrimination is unlawful. If you have suffered discrimination due to your membership to any of the below classes, your rights have been violated:
- Race or Color
- Disability or Perceived Disability
- National Origin
- Failure to Accommodate
- Domestic Partnership Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Member of the Armed Forces
Additional articles by employment discrimination lawyer Arykah Trabosh
What is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an employee or applicant) unfavorably because of; Pregnancy;Childbirth; orA medical issue related to childbirth or pregnancy In New Jersey, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), one of the broadest discrimination laws in America, strongly prohibits discrimination against pregnant women. As a New Jersey employee, you have the right…
Consultation With an Employment Attorney
You should consult with an employment attorney if you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, or any other employment-related wrongful act, as you might be qualified to take legal action against your employer. For you to have a successful case or increase your chances of having a successful case, you need…
Employment Cases and Punitive Damages
Can You Get an Award of Punitive Damages in a New Jersey Employment Case? If you file an employment lawsuit in New Jersey and win, the court will award you damages. In an employment lawsuit, damages may include all the financial and emotional losses an individual suffers due to their employer’s unlawful actions, as well…