Facing an unfair employer can seem like a daunting task. It can make you feel powerless, especially with no one on your side. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t feel intimidated. In New Jersey, several federal and state laws exist to protect your rights from unjust employment practices. These include unfair retaliations, hostile work environments, and discrimination.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi are equipped with the experience and resources to handle a wide range of employment cases. If you find yourself in such a situation, an expert New Jersey Employment Law Attorney can advocate for your rights.
We will guide you on your legal options and how to pursue them.
EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES IN NEW JERSEY
Our Montville Employment Law Attorneys have worked on a variety of employment law cases. They represent clients with cases such as:
New Jersey is an “at-will” employment state. Simply put, employers can hire or fire employees at their discretion at any time, for no particular reason, and without notice. Nonetheless, there are exceptions to the rule.
Employers cannot fire an employee based on personal identifying factors such as age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or marital status. Such termination can constitute wrongful termination.
TAKING ACTION WHEN YOUR RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED
Hostile Work Environment
Being in a hostile work environment means you are constantly made to feel harassed or intimidated. This could be because of any of the protected characteristics mentioned above, such as race, ancestry, or gender. For a situation to be considered hostile in New Jersey, the conduct causing needs to be frequent and severe. If you suspect that you have a hostile work environment case, speak to a Montville Employment Law Attorney.
Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
Retaliation is any punishment meted out to an employee because of engaging in a legally protected activity. Most workers face retaliation for making whistleblower claims or pursuing workers’ compensation.
Various factors constitute employment discrimination. If an employer terminates, refuses to hire, or prevents you from advancing on discriminatory bases, you may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit. Such grounds include religion, gender, nationality, or disability.
New Jersey state employment laws protect you from negative treatment due to protected characteristics. Frequent cases of this nature include sexual harassment. This includes requests for sexual favors, unwelcome advances, and physical or verbal harassment of a sexual kind.
Unpaid Overtime or Wages
State and federal laws regulate the hours and wages of any employee. You are entitled to a minimum wage and pay for any overtime, which constitutes hours above a 40-hour workweek.
For more information on New Jersey employment laws, call the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi.
CONTACT OUR MONTVILLE EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEYS TODAY
The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi have ben representing aggrieved employees in Morris County and New Jersey for a long time. We pride ourselves on excellent results and flexible solutions.
If you suspect that you have grounds to pursue a claim against your employers, contact our expert Montville Employment Law Attorneys.
Call our offices at (973) 354-2931 to learn about your potential legal options and how we can assist you.
Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652