Overview of Employment Law in New Jersey
When it comes to employment law, there are often questions about the types of cases a specialist in that field actually handles. Here is a short guide to employment law and the types of cases an attorney might cover.
Filing Claims And Discrimination Lawsuits
There are both federal and state laws that grant certain groups protected status in employment law. Age, disability, gender, race, and religion are just a few of the classes that receive legal protections. If someone of a protected group is fired, reassigned, demoted, not hired, or any other adverse employment action and it was the result of their inclusion in one of those groups, federal law makes any such actions illegal. An employment attorney can then help you bring a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act, or any of the corresponding federal or state laws. But it is important to note that with many of the federal discrimination laws, in many cases the employee must first file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before they can proceed with a lawsuit. An experienced employment attorney will know which ones you need to file and with what court.
Class Action Suits
If many employees can bring the same or similar claims against an employer, they may file an employment class action lawsuit against them. This allows multiple plaintiffs to join the suit as they wish, and also splits the cost of litigation amongst the many parties. An example of this type of suit is when hundreds of women sued a big box retailer for gender pay discrimination.
Finding The Right Lawyer
When you feel that your rights as an employee have been illegally violated, you will want to seek the help of an attorney. An experienced employment law attorney will listen to your side of the story and provide you with an honest analysis about the strength of your case and what legal steps you need to take. At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we can help clients in the following areas:
- Workplace harassment
- Employment discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Wage & hour violations
- Whistle blower
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act
- and more
Contact An Experienced New Jersey Employment Attorney for a Consultation About Your Case Today!
If you believe you have experienced illegal discrimination in the workplace or your employer is violating state or federal employment law, you may need to assistance of an attorney. The experienced employment law attorneys at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered in Moorestown, NJ understand the nuances of both state and federal employee protection laws, so we can help you protect your rights. We represent clients throughout New Jersey, and you can call us anytime at (856) 235-0220 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a confidential consultation. Our main office is located at 68 E. Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057.
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