Filing an Employment Discrimination Lawsuit in NJ
Before filing an employment discrimination lawsuit, you should attempt to resolve the discriminatory actions. This is because your employer may negatively impact your case if they can show that they were not aware of any discriminatory practices that were occurring. If your employer does nothing to resolve the discrimination, you should speak with an attorney about filing a workplace discrimination lawsuit.
An employment discrimination lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the discriminatory act. The reason for this time limit is the statute of limitations, which dictates the amount of time a victim has to file a particular type of lawsuit. Failing to file before the deadline passes may result in the court barring your claim. However, depending on the circumstances of your case, there may be options available to extend your filing deadline.
Various types of remedies may be available for a plaintiff who prevails in an employment discrimination lawsuit. These remedies can include:
Receiving the position you were illegally denied (with back pay and interest)
Having any employee benefits that were withheld returned
Damages for emotional distress and pain and humiliation
Essex County Employment Law Attorney for Workplace Discrimination Claims
If you, your spouse, or a family member was a victim of employment discrimination in New Jersey, you should speak with an experienced Essex County employment attorney. Usmaan Sleemi is here to help you pursue your claim against employers who are engaged in discriminatory practices. To schedule your free consultation, call the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi at (973) 453-4060, or contact us online.