Elmwood Park, NJ

Elmwood Park Employment Law Attorney

Employment Discrimination

Federal and state law prohibits negative employment actions taken on the basis of certain protected characteristics, such as:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Gender/Sex
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • Age
  • 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.

Wrongful Termination

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.

Leave Claims

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.

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