Protecting You in the Workplace
New Jersey employees have certain rights in the workplace that their employer cannot violate. If they do, then a worker could have a legal right to bring a lawsuit for compensation and other relief. However, they would benefit from the help of an Elmwood Park employment law attorney to ensure that they fully protect their rights.
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we represent employees in a variety of employment law disputes. We also have a thriving practice consulting with employers to make sure that they stay on the correct side of the law. If you have a legal dispute—or if you see one developing on the horizon—we can help.
Federal and state law prohibits negative employment actions taken on the basis of certain protected characteristics, such as:
- National origin
- Genetic information
Negative employment actions can include termination, failure to promote, and refusal to hire, among many others. If you have suffered employment discrimination, you can sue and receive compensation with the help of an employment law attorney in Elmwood Park.
Employees can be wrongfully terminated for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons. For example, an employee who reports sexual harassment could be fired later out of revenge.
Wrongful termination cases also crop up when an employer terminates an employee and violates the employment contract to do so.
WAGE & HOUR DISPUTES
New Jersey sets a minimum wage that most employees qualify for. Also, employees are eligible for overtime compensation unless they are exempted from the law. Many employers wrongly deny overtime compensation, costing employees thousands of dollars a year.
CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS & SEVERANCE REVIEWS
An employment contract sets the terms of employment and each side’s rights in the event of termination or layoff. Both employees and employers must protect themselves as much as possible.
Employees have a right to time off from work in various situations. For example, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows several months of unpaid leave in the event of a medical emergency and for other reasons. If an employer unfairly denies leave, then employees have legal options.
HIRING AN ELMWOOD PARK EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
Whether you are an upset employee or an employer trying to fend off a lawsuit, you would be best served by meeting with an experienced Elmwood Park employment law attorney to review your case. Employment disputes are not easily resolved, and sometimes you need to file an administrative charge or lawsuit to protect yourself.
Contact us today. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi offers a free initial consultation to anyone who calls 973-327-7874.
Law Office of Usmaan Sleemi
New Jersey Office:
90 E Halsey Rd,
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054