If you are an employee in New Jersey, you are protected by both state and federal laws. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly at work, you should get the help of a Wallington employment law attorney.
New Jersey employment law prohibits all forms of discrimination against employees. Discrimination does not only break the law but also reduces productivity. It can cause emotional distress and personal hardships. Employers who do not observe the law can suffer strict penalties. We are happy to help our clients hold employers accountable for their actions.
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we work with both employers and employees. We work with employers to ensure that they provide a healthy work environment for their employees.
WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION?
According to the law, no employees should be discriminated against in discharge, hiring, referral, promotions, or any other facets of employment. Some of the most common basis of discrimination include;
- Parenthood or pregnancy
- Physical or mental disability
- Genetic information
TAKING ACTION WHEN YOUR RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED
These rights are protected by both federal and state laws.
Harassment is another form of discrimination that many employees may face. Harassment is generally unwelcome behavior towards an employee based on their age, nationality, race, sexuality, color, disability, or genetic information. Harassment may be from managers, supervisors, or colleagues.
The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi is experienced in providing solutions to both employees and employers. Our attorneys are passionate and knowledgeable. They have dealt with issues such as;
- Sexual harassment
- Protection for whistleblowers
- Hostile work environment
- Unfair pay
- Retaliation claims
- Overtime and wage claims
NEW JERSEY EMPLOYMENT LAWS
New Jersey has one of the strongest legal protections for workers in the country. It recognizes the impact and extent of workplace discrimination. When employers fail to observe the law, they can be held responsible.
All claims for employment violations in New Jersey are filed with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. You may file federal employment law claims with the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Federal laws protect workers in all parts of the country. Some federal laws that govern employment issues include;
- Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Age Discrimination Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
State laws include;
- New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA)
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED WALLINGTON EMPLOYMENT LAWYER TODAY
Even if you know your rights and responsibilities, it may be difficult to navigate employment law. Working with a good Wallington employment law attorney may help make the process easier. If you are an employer, they will help you understand your responsibilities. If you have been sued for employee discrimination, they will represent you. If you are an employee being discriminated at work, a good lawyer will help you seek the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, we are happy to offer you employment law services when you need them. Contact us today and get a free consultation.
Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi LLC.
New Jersey Office:
66 NJ-17 #500,
Paramus, New Jersey 07652