New Jersey Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Find out what types of employment discrimination exist in New Jersey and what to do about it
Being discriminated against at the workplace can leave you feeling shaken, frustrated, and helpless. However, every New Jersey worker has legal rights to pursue after being victimized by employment discrimination.
The New Jersey employment discrimination lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg want to help you understand what legal protections exist against employment discrimination and how to use them to receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
Every employee deserves to be treated according to their work performance and qualifications and not according to their race. This includes not being treated differently because of the color of an employee’s skin, the texture or style of their hair, their facial features, or anything else relating to their race.
The employment discrimination attorneys at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg regularly use state and federal protections to help victims of racial discrimination get justice. These include the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, both of which prohibit racial discrimination.
If you have been a victim of racial discrimination, contact our employment discrimination lawyers today.
The act of treating a worker differently because of their sex or gender is gender discrimination, which is illegal in New Jersey. This also includes sex and/or gender-based assumptions influencing decisions made at the workplace. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination outlaws this sort of discrimination, as does the Civil Rights act of 1964.
Our discrimination in employment lawyers are ready to help if you have been discriminated against because of your sex or gender.
If you have been treated differently as an employee because of your age, then you are the victim of age discrimination at your workplace. This includes not being hired, being fired, laid off, or forced to retire because of your age.
Various laws exist to protect workers from being victims of ageism, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination which protects workers over the age of 18 and under the age of 70. Along with this New Jersey state law, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) also protects employees and applicants age 40 or older from workplace age discrimination.
Find out how you can get justice after being the victim of age discrimination by contacting our employment discrimination attorneys today.
Don’t let employers take advantage of you because of your disability.
Our discrimination lawyers want to use legal protections to help you get justice, such as the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 which prevents employers from asking about the existence, nature, or severity of a disability, and prohibit medical exams (unless it is common practice for applicants or employees in that position).
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination also prohibits employment discrimination against those with a “mental or physical disability (including perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status).”
Find out how we can help you with your disability discrimination case by contacting our discrimination in employment lawyers today.
Ethnicity & National Origin Discrimination
If you weren’t hired for a job, weren’t given assignments or training, were denied benefits, or you were overlooked for a promotion because of your ethnic, national, or cultural heritage, then you have been the victim of ethnic discrimination.
The discrimination in employment attorneys at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg are ready to use state and federal laws against ethnic discrimination to get you the justice and compensation you’re owed.
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
If you have endured unwelcome comments, a hostile work environment, termination, or retaliation due to your sexual orientation or your gender identity, you are the victim of sexual orientation discrimination.
Let our employment discrimination lawyers help by using both New Jersey laws and federal protections that prohibit discrimination against LGBTQIA+ employees.
Gender Identity Discrimination
If you face discrimination because of your gender identity, gender transition, sex assigned at birth, or transgender status, it’s important to know that state and federal laws prohibit such actions. As the United States Supreme Court stated in the landmark 2020 Supreme Court case, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law.” Likewise, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits discrimination based on “gender identity or expression.”
This and other laws make it illegal for employers to fire you, refuse to hire you, discriminate against you, or harass you based on your gender identity or expression. If you have experienced discrimination, seek help from our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys who know what your legal options are and how they protect you.
Pregnant women cannot be treated differently from others who perform their jobs just as well, as outlined by the The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. This act requires that employers treat pregnancy exactly the same as any other medical condition.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ensures that pregnant women receive medical leave the same as any temporarily-disabled employee. In addition, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) makes it unlawful for employers to treat a pregnant female employee less favorably than other employees, as well as requiring employers to reasonably accommodate workers during their pregnancy.
Make full use of all legal protections against pregnancy discrimination by teaming up with our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys today.
It is illegal to treat employees differently based on their religion in New Jersey. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination due to practicing a certain faith, as well as discriminating against those who have sincerely held religious, ethical, or moral beliefs, including Atheism.
You are also protected against discrimination due to being associated with a person of a particular faith (such as a spouse), perceived to be part of a faith, or from attending a place of worship.
Our employment discrimination lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg are ready to help you win your religious discrimination case.
Our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys are ready to help you
The employment discrimination attorneys at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg understand how traumatic workplace discrimination can be. Let us provide you with the help and support you need by understanding who you are, what took place at work, who was involved, and anything else pertaining to your case.
After we fully understand the situation, we’ll create a strategy that uses every possible state and federal law to achieve justice and maximize your compensation.
The New Jersey Discrimination in Employment Lawyers who are tough on workplace injustice
Our New Jersey employment discrimination lawyers truly want to give you justice because we understand injustice ourselves. Thanks to our legal team’s wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, we’ll take your case personally as we use every state and federal protection that applies to your case, helping you receive the full compensation that you’re entitled to.
Contact our New Jersey employment discrimination lawyers for help today
The employment discrimination lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg are ready to do everything possible to help victims discrimination of like you. Our thorough knowledge of discrimination laws combined with years of experience with the legal system will help you win your case and to protect your rights.
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