New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination
New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) deals with illegal employment practices involving several types of protected classes. The LAD handles the following topics in employment law:
- Racial discrimination
- Gender identity/expression discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Discrimination against pregnant women
- Sexual harassment
This is not an exhaustive list. If you feel you were fired because you were part of one or more of the above categories, you may have a valid lawsuit against your employer.
Additionally, if you were fired because you reported that your employer committed fraudulent activity, the LAD will protect you from a retaliation firing. This law also applies to anyone who was fired for helping another person to file a complaint against an employer.
There are various legal remedies available for workers who are wrongfully fired by their employer. For example, the worker may be reinstated to their old position and given back pay for any time that was missed. However, some employees may find this result to be undesirable if they believe they will have to work in a hostile environment. Luckily, there are other damages that a wrongfully discharged employee can receive.
Upper Saddle River Borough Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer
If an employer wrongfully dismissed you or a family member, you should contact an experienced Upper Saddle River Borough wrongful discharge attorney for assistance. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi can help you build a case against an employer that violated state or federal employment discrimination laws. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi at (973) 453-4060, or contact us online.