Employment lawyers represent clients in a wide variety of employment-related disputes. These disputes range from wage-related disagreements, claims of unlawful termination, and even sexual harassment claims. In such scenarios, swift action is required.
These disputes go both ways for the employee and employer. Many employees seek legal counsel where they feel they have been wronged by the employer or colleague but in other instances, it’s the employer who needs legal guidance.
TAKING ACTION WHEN YOUR RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED
The employer might be facing wrongful discrimination or termination claims and find themselves in need of the services of an employment attorney. Employment cases that come before an attorney are varied.
They include employment discrimination where an employee is treated differently because of a protected class, sexual harassment in form of an unwelcome verbal, non-verbal, visual, or physical workplace act of a sexual nature or based on someone’s sexual orientation, any form of action that creates a hostile working environment for people, equal pay for equal work concept where labor rights are standardized for all workers alike regardless of their differences in race, gender, and religion, employment contract negotiations where potential employees are able to negotiate terms of the upcoming employment like wages and hours, leaves of absences including leave for family and medical reasons, severance package, whistle-blower protection, and retaliation, among others.
There are provisions in both state and federal laws that provide protection for employees. State law usually applies to organizations of any size, even start-ups, whereas federal law applies to large employers who exceed a certain number of employees. States also have additional laws that explicitly protect employees.
For instance, New Jersey’s additional state law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or age for employees under 40. In New Jersey, employees can file claims under state laws like:
- Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and
- New Jersey Equal Pay Act
Claims in the state of New Jersey are filed with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR). Federal laws that employees can file claims under include:
- Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Whistle-blower Protection Act of 1989
- The VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
WORK WITH AN EXPERIENCED RUTHERFORD EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
An aggressive employment lawyer in Rutherford can offer great assistance, guidance, legal advice, and representation, ranging from individual claims to high-profile cases. He/She should be able to prioritize each case and personalize it because every case is unique. A brilliant Rutherford Employment Law Lawyer is well-versed in both federal and state laws, and their enforcement.
They help their clients understand their options, and work to identify and negotiate the most beneficial terms for their clients. A skilled Rutherford Employment Law Attorney will approach a case strategically and advise a client if there are alternative ways of resolving the disputes. Litigation is not always the best option to take.
Sometimes, choosing an out-of-court alternative such as mediation and arbitration is the best option for all parties involved.
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