Workplace Discrimination Lawyer For New Jersey

Christopher Deininger is passionate about the rights of aggrieved workers. Losing your job unexpectedly is a shock no matter when it happens, but losing your job due to discrimination is an outrage. Victims of workplace discrimination may be entitled to compensation. Christopher Deininger can help.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits employers from discriminating in any job-related action including recruitment, interviewing, hiring, promotions, discharge, compensation and the terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of any of the law’s “protected categories”.

  • Have you been fired, layed-off, or “redeployed”, because of issues unrelated to your job performance?Workplace Discrimination Lawyer New Jersey
  • Do you hate going to work every day because of verbal abuse and harrassment by your coworkers or supervisor about non-job related issues?
  • Are you being harrassed by your boss or your peers because of your sexual orientation?
  • Have you been fired after voicing complaints about illegal or improper behavior at your company?
  • Have you been laid-off or demoted after suffering a series of derogatory remarks about your age? Your handicap? Your looks? Your politics?
  • Have your found that your situation at work has become jeopardized since people learned you are pregant? Were you fired while on maternity leave?
  • Have you found yourself the victim of unwelcome sexual advances from a boss or coworker and were then passed over for promotion or fired when you refused them?

All of these are examples of common workplace discrimination complaints in the state of New Jersey, and they are all illegal. If you think your situation may be due to a particular discimination practice within your company, contacting an experienced workplace discrimination attorney is a very good idea.

The law identifies these protected categories as: race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information liability for military service, or mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV related illnesses. The law prohibits unlawful discrimination related to any of these characteristics.

The law states that “Intentional discrimination may take the form of differential treatment or statements and conduct that reflect discriminatory animus or bias.” In other words you don’t have to get fired to be suffering discrimination under the statute. Any practice that is conducted by your boss or coworkers that is discriminatory and affects your ability to do your job, or that creates a hostile work enviroment, is prohibited under the New Jersey Law.

Even though you may be pregnant, you are required to fulfill all the obligations of your job until you go on maternity leave. If you are not able to, your employer is within their rights to manage your performance and even terminate you if necessary.

Some employers however, may manufacture reasons for your dismissal upon learning that you are pregnant. If you believe this is happening to you, please contact us right away to discuss your situation.

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