How Do I Sue for Gender Discrimination in NJ?
To make a claim for illegal sex or gender discrimination in New Jersey, you file the claim through the New Jersey court system. Since the Law Against Discrimination is a New Jersey law, your case should be filed and heard in a New Jersey State court. There are other, federal laws that also create protections from gender discrimination, and claims under those laws would be filed in a federal court in New Jersey instead. However, the New Jersey laws create stronger gender protections. Talk to an attorney about how to file your case if you are unsure what to do.
You can succeed in a claim for gender discrimination if you can show that your employer used your gender as a factor in making a negative employment decision. This may be shown by looking at their history of other practices with people in similar situations. For instance, a trans female who was denied a job despite having qualifications similar to cis females who were hired to perform the same job, it becomes apparent that gender identity may have been a factor in denying the job.
In many cases, your employer will fight the claims against them. One tool they use is to give an alternate reason for the employment decision, e.g. by pointing to excessive lateness or a minor rule violation. However, courts and juries may see right through these pretextual claims. If you can show that they are simply making excuses, and gender was the true reason for the decision, you can still succeed on your claims.
Gender Discrimination Lawyer Offering Free Consultations in Paramus, NJ
If you were harassed or discriminated against in the workplace because of your sex, gender identity, or gender expression, talk to an attorney today. This kind of discrimination – and any discrimination – is unacceptable and may entitle you to claim compensation for lost wages or benefits you should have been entitled to. These kinds of cases are often difficult and require the help of an experienced employment lawyer. For a free consultation on your case, contact the Paramus gender discrimination lawyers at the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi today at 973-453-4060.