Camden County Employment Lawyers
Seasoned Employment Lawyers Fight for Clients Facing Sexual Harassment, Workplace Discrimination and Other Employment-Related Issues in Burlington County
We all work hard to make a living. At a minimum, we expect to be recognized in the workplace rather than mistreated for that hard work. If an employer subjects you to discrimination resulting in the loss of your job, the deprivation of a promotion or other opportunities to which you would otherwise have been entitled, or simply takes action to make your working life miserable, our experienced employment lawyers at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, can help.
Our attorneys specialize in employment law with an emphasis on sexual harassment, and we have over 53 years’ worth of collective experience helping those who have faced harassment and discrimination in the workplace in Burlington County and elsewhere in New Jersey. If you believe you have been mistreated by your employer, you don’t have to handle the consequences on your own. Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, have successfully protected the rights of hundreds of clients in employment-related cases, so call or contact our offices today for a free initial consultation to discuss options in your case.
Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, Handle All Types of Employment Cases in New Jersey
At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we represent clients in all types of employment-related cases, including those involving:
- Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. If you are subject to inappropriate sexual remarks, pornography, comments about the inferiority of women, or a woman’s “proper” place, you may be suffering sexual harassment. This type of conduct is unlawful, and we can help you stand up to your employer. We offer free consultations and will handle your matter on a contingency basis.
- Employment Discrimination. Employers are obligated to treat each person as an individual. Unlawful employment discrimination occurs where an employee or prospective employee is treated differently (that is, less favorably) than another person based upon that employee or prospective employee’s membership in a “protected class.” It is a violation of the law to treat someone unfairly based upon that person’s race, nationality, national origin, gender, age, handicap, religion, marital status, sexual affiliation, or pregnancy. If you feel that you have been fired, demoted, passed over for promotion, unfairly disciplined, or generally mistreated at work because of your membership in a protected class, we can help you.
- Whistle Blowing. If you are fired, demoted, passed over for promotion, or otherwise mistreated because you objected to or reported your employer’s actions or orders based upon a reasonable belief that those actions or orders violated the law, you may have a cause of action against your employer. Whistleblowers may be legally protected in some cases, and our lawyers can explain your rights under the law.
- Employers. While our firm primarily represents employees, we have also successfully defended employers from unwarranted claims. We also offer our services to employers seeking to improve their anti-discrimination policies and procedures to minimize future liability.
- Family Medical Leave Act. If your either employer denies you time off that you need because of an illness of either you or a family member, or for the birth or adoption of a child, or retaliates against you for taking or requesting that time off, they may be violating the Family Medical Leave Act.
- Severance Agreements, Employment Contracts, Restrictive Covenants. An employer may ask you to sign a severance agreement, employment contract, or restrictive covenant (such as a Non-Disclosure Agreement, Non-Compete Agreement, and/or Non-Solicitation Agreement). These documents may have a significant long-term impact on your career or business. Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, can help you navigate through the sometimes rough legal waters that surround these negotiations.
Attorneys Hartman, Chartered Offer Personalized Support in Protecting Clients’ Employment Rights in Moorestown, NJ
At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, our experienced employment lawyers understand how important your livelihood and future income-producing potential are, and we know that the stakes are high when choosing the attorneys who will fight to protect your rights. Our attorneys fight tenaciously and aggressively to keep our clients safe in the workplace. Importantly, we believe in providing personalized support to every client we represent because we know how difficult and highly personal issues involving workplace harassment or discrimination can become. We regularly fight to protect clients’ rights in cases involving:
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- The Conscientious Employee Protection Act
- And more
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with an Experienced Employment Lawyer to Discuss Your Marlton Employment Case Today
We understand that it can be difficult to know where to turn when it comes to protecting your rights in the workplace. You don’t have to handle your employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination or other employment-related dispute alone. At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, our experienced employment lawyers offer free and confidential consultations and will handle your matter on a contingency basis. Call our office today or fill out this confidential online contact form for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions About Employment Cases in Mount Laurel, NJ
FAQ: Am I protected against employment discrimination and other types of harassment before I have actually been selected for employment?
Yes. You are protected from harassment and discrimination even during the initial hiring process. During the hiring process, your potential employer is not permitted to discriminate based upon race, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability. Generally, the employment process must be similar for all applicants, meaning that you cannot be subject to different forms of testing or questioning, for example, simply because you are female.
FAQ: What are reasonable accommodations? Can I pursue a claim against my employer if the employer failed to provide accommodations in my employment?
Both New Jersey and federal law require employers to provide “reasonable” accommodations to an employee to allow that employee to work with some type of disability, whether mental or physical. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include time off for treatments of a disease, or provision of wheelchair-accessible facilities. Importantly, employers are only required to provide reasonable accommodations once they become aware of the employee’s disability and the employee requests accommodation. In addition, not all accommodations are considered “reasonable” – for example, employers are not required to implement accommodations that would cause the employer undue hardship or in cases where the employee could not substantially fulfill the job duties with the accommodations requested. So, an employer’s refusal to provide some sort of accommodation will not automatically give rise to a cause of action.