Defeating Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey and New York
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) upholds federal laws and protects employees from various types of discrimination in the workplace. There are also several laws on the state level that seek to do the same thing. New Jersey in particular has a series of laws that prohibit discrimination in everything from employment to public accommodation. Here at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we focus on helping employees that have been discriminated against due to race, gender, and/or age.
If you are missing opportunities at work, or if an employer refuses to hire you because of your race, you are likely being discriminated against due to a protected characteristic. Because of the laws we mentioned above, you likely have a case against your current, former, or potential employer. You may consider filing a claim if one or more of these situations sound familiar:
- A job posting has discouraged you from applying due to your race
- You have been denied compensation or benefits granted to other employees of a different race
- You have been paid less than an equally qualified employee of a different race
If any of the above situations seem relevant to you and the discrimination is based on your gender, you may also have a case. Employers are forbidden from paying women smaller salaries than those of their male counterparts. If a man in your office is making more than you and has the same job title, skills, qualifications, and responsibilities, you are likely being discriminated against on the basis of sex. Gender discrimination also comes into play when assigning benefits like maternity leave.
The state of New Jersey specifically prohibits age discrimination. An employer is not allowed to refuse to hire you because of your age, fire or lay you off because of your age, or force you to retire. Additionally, employers must not use your age to make decisions regarding job assignments, pay levels, or employee benefits. Harassment based on your age should never be tolerated by your employer and can even constitute a hostile work environment.
Demand Justice with New Jersey Employment Discrimination Attorneys
We should never be denied opportunities because of factors beyond our control. If you have been discriminated against due to race, age, or gender, Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law can help you defend your rights.
Call our New Jersey employment discrimination lawyers today at (201) 870-1909, or request a free initial consultation ASAP!
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