Employees who have been treated unfairly at work or were wrongfully terminated by their employer have rights and can fight back. There are federal and state laws in place that protect employees from issues like wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, and more. Speaking with a skilled Teaneck employment law attorney can help you understand what legal remedies are available depending on the circumstances of your situation.
Employees aren’t the only ones who can benefit from the services of an employment law attorney. If you own a business, it’s important you verify that all your policies and procedures do not violate any federal or state laws. This can help reduce the risk of litigation and create a better work environment for your employees.
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we can help both employers and employees with their employment law needs. We can assist employees to recover compensation when their rights have been violated, and we can also defend employers who are being sued by a former employee. If you have a pressing employment law matter, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us and learn more about how we can help.
TYPES OF COMMON EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES
Our attorneys handle a variety of different employment law issues, including these common types of cases:
Employment contract negotiations
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Wrongful termination
- Workplace discrimination
- Unequal pay
- FMLA claims
- Other leaves of absence
- Retaliation claims
- Whistleblower protection
- Wage and overtime violations
APPLICABLE EMPLOYMENT LAWS IN NEW JERSEY
Understanding where to file an employment law claim can be confusing since there are both federal and state laws that may apply, and the filing locations are different. Many states, like New Jersey, have local employment laws that provide additional protection above and beyond those specified in federal laws. For example, New Jersey has express protections that prohibit employers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, or age for employees under the age of 40.
Some of the federal laws that govern whether an employee has a claim or not include:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
Local New Jersey state laws include:
- New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA)
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
SPEAK WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE TEANECK EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
Employment law claims can be complex, especially because there are multiple laws that might apply. It’s important to retain a knowledgeable employment law attorney in Teaneck who understands the laws and can advocate on your behalf. Contact the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi to learn more about our services available throughout New Jersey.
Law Office of Usmaan Sleemi
New Jersey Office:
90 E Halsey Rd,
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054