Have you been mistreated at your place of work? If your employer is treating you differently than he or she treats your co-workers, you may have an employment law claim. At MONTGOMERY FETTEN we have extensive experience helping individuals overcome workplace discrimination and we can help you.
Contact the employee rights attorneys of MONTGOMERY FETTEN if you have been subjected to workplace discrimination in violation of your civil rights. Our experienced employment discrimination lawyers represent workers throughout New Jersey in lawsuits for damages, reinstatement or other remedies.
Advocates for Your Employment Law Concerns
Based in Bridgewater, our established law firm represents clients in all of central New Jersey and northern New Jersey in all employment law claims:
- Job discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Pregnancy, disability or family leave retaliation
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower claims
- Hostile work environments
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made the following illegal in the workplace: race discrimination; discriminating on the basis of ethnic origin, nationality, or color; religious discrimination; and sex discrimination. Later acts of Congress made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of age (Age Discrimination Act), pregnancy, (Family and Medical Leave Act) or disability (Americans with Disabilities Act).
You may have an actionable claim if your employer engaged in or permitted discriminatory behavior to take place at the work place. This is discrimination based upon certain characteristics of the employee such as race, age, sex or disability. The discriminatory behavior can take many forms, such as:
- Refusal to hire or promote
- Poisoned (hostile) work environment (taunts, harassment, alienation, practical jokes)
- Ethnic or racial slurs jokes or comments
- Rules against speaking another language which have no legitimate connection to the work
- Passed over for promotion in favor of a less qualified co-worker because of things such as your age, sex. etc.
- Discipline or unfavorable assignments given only to members of particular groups
- Retaliation for lodging a discrimination complaint
- Refusal to make reasonable accommodations for a disability
Before we bring a claim against the employer, we will advise you about the best avenue to follow. Victims have several options, including filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Division on Civil Rights, or filing the lawsuit directly in Superior Court.
MONTGOMERY FETTEN regularly assists workers in seeking maximum compensation or the desired legal remedy. Contact our New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys for a free initial consultation. We are available evenings and weekends by appointment, and have attorneys who speak Spanish.
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