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The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C.: Dedicated to Upholding the Rights of Employees
We fight for employees’ workplace rights in the state of New Jersey.
Going to work in a hostile environment can make you feel angry, hurt, and devastated – especially when you’re relying on your paycheck to support you and your loved ones. It is not an easy task to stand up to an unscrupulous employer who violates your rights or fails to protect your rights at work. However, you don’t have to face this battle alone. At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C., our experienced employment law attorneys will be your ally. We will dedicate ourselves to upholding your rights and ensuring that you are treated fairly.
You have the right to be protected from sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, workplace retaliation, denied overtime pay, and other workplace issues. At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C., our employment lawyers work with employees across New Jersey who have experienced some form of workplace harassment, unlawful mistreatment, or discriminatory behavior. We know the federal and state regulations surrounding employment law and will use those regulations to fight for your rights.
Countless employees have faced discrimination and illegal mistreatment at the workplace, either when looking for employment or navigating the harmful treatment they receive at work each day. We leverage our detailed knowledge of the law to protect employees’ rights and fight for the justice they deserve. If you’ve been denied your rights provided under the Constitution of the United States and the law, we are here to help. Everyone deserves a fair chance. We’ll ensure you get yours.
Types of Employment Law Cases We Handle
No matter how complex your case is, if your rights were legally violated, we can help.
Our employment lawyers have tackled tough cases and won compensation for many clients who faced adverse, hostile conditions at work. We negotiate directly with your employer to get the compensation you deserve and have won hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements for our clients.
The employment rights attorneys at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. are well-versed in New Jersey employment laws. We specialize in many areas of employment law, including:
- Wrongful termination: If you believe you were wrongfully terminated for pregnancy, gender, sex, race, religious beliefs, disability, national origin, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or another discriminatory factor, we may be able to assist in your case.
- Sexual harassment: If you faced sexual harassment in your workplace or felt that the other employees were sexually hostile toward you, and your employer did not do anything to rectify the situation, our employment law attorneys can help.
- Retaliation: If you reported on unethical business practices, discriminatory issues, or used your Family Medical Leave Act benefits and experienced retaliation, as a result, you could have a case against your employer.
- Disability discrimination: Sometimes, you may feel that an employer or other employees discriminate against you because you have a disability. If this is the case and it can be proven, then you could be entitled to compensation.
- Racial and religious discrimination: Under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), you are protected from discrimination practices based on nationality, race, and skin color. If you are facing discrimination at work, seek the help of an experienced employment lawyer.
- OSHA violations: OSHA regulations are put in place to ensure that employees have a healthy and safe environment. If your employer violates OSHA requirements and you are injured, as a result, you may be owed compensation for your expenses and losses.
- USERRA violations: Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act, veterans are protected. If you think you have experienced workplace discrimination due to your status as a veteran, we will gather evidence to build a case on your behalf.
- Fair compensation: If you do not get the overtime pay you are entitled to or your company refuses to pay your full wages, then we can step in to help you get fair compensation for your work.
- Whistleblower: Did you discover that your employer was defrauding the government in some way? Did you report on it, only to face discrimination or wrongful termination? Our lawyers can help you in this case and work to recover damages for you.
- First, we will schedule a confidential consultation with you to learn about what happened between you and your employer. Some employees may experience unfair treatment at work, but that in and of itself is not necessarily illegal. We will review the details of your case in detail. If we determine that your rights were illegally violated, we will then move onto the next step.
- If you agree to hire our lawyers, we will communicate directly with your employer. Generally, this communicated will take the form of a demand package, which details how your rights were violated under the law. We include the facts of the case, the applicable laws, and how the facts of your case apply to those laws, so they can see exactly what happened and how much merit your case has.
- At this stage, we give the employer an opportunity to make up for their mistreatment in the form of a settlement to make you whole again. Generally, an employer will accept or reject the settlement, or make a counteroffer. We will negotiate aggressively and skillfully, to fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
- If your case cannot be settled via negotiation, we will be prepared to take your case to court.
If you feel that your working conditions are unfair or violate any New Jersey labor laws, you should contact the employment law attorneys at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. We will listen carefully to the details of your story and come up with a plan to navigate your case swiftly and efficiently so that you can move forward with your life. We are standing by to take your call at (856) 817-6221
About Our Law Firm
At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C., we firmly believe that the labor laws and guidelines set forth in the United States Constitution entitle employees to enjoy equal employment opportunities and feel safe and protected while they are at work. We know that some people have dealt with workplace discrimination based on race, disability, gender, and more – and even though laws are in place to prevent this, employers still exhibit discriminatory policies and tendencies. Our team will fight for the justice and fair settlement you’re owed when you’ve experienced discriminatory or unfair behavior.
What to Expect When You Work With Our Lawyers
We’ll do our job and protect your rights when employers fail to do the same.
At any place of employment, you have the right to fair treatment and respect. If you start experiencing negative, discriminatory behavior, or other mistreatment, then our lawyers can step in to help you. We have worked on cases involving all types of employers and all types of circumstances, and we will know exactly what to do and say when communicating on your behalf.
The experienced legal team at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. will fight tooth and nail for you to secure the maximum compensation you deserve after experiencing workplace discrimination. Learn what to expect when you decide to work with our lawyers:
Many times, employment law cases can be settled outside of court as attorneys from both sides work to negotiate a deal. Rest assured, our team will communicate with you constantly about the case so that you stay apprised of what is happening.
Do You Believe You Were Wrongfully Terminated, Mistreated, or Discriminated Against?
At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C., we work with clients in New Jersey to determine the legality of their case. The state is an at-will state, meaning that an employer can willingly fire you at any time without cause, but if we can prove that you were wrongfully terminated for religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, or other illegal reasons, then we can help with your case.
Numerous employees also face illegal treatment at work every day, such as mistreatment due to gender, race, religion, or disability. If you experience a hostile environment as a result of your protected status, that would be illegal. Our employment law attorneys will help you determine the legality of your case.
Your employer may also discriminate against you for choosing to use your Family Medical Leave Act benefits, or they may refuse to pay you a fair wage for your time or overtime hours.
Do you believe you are a victim of workplace discrimination or illegal mistreatment? The attorneys at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. can help you. We handle employment law cases for people in New Jersey and can work to get you a settlement that reflects the difficulty of what you encountered in the workplace. Call us today at (856) 817-6221, so we can determine if your rights were legally violated and begin moving forward with the case against your employer.
Employment law exists because employers sometimes act in manners which violate their employees’ legally-protected rights.
The process begins with us intently listening to your story. We’ll ask questions to determine how your employer’s conduct violated your rights. Many times, an employer will treat an employee very unfairly. But, “unfair treatment” does not always mean “illegal treatment.” Using our experience in employment law, we’ll ask pertinent questions to examine your employer’s conduct, and contrast that conduct with applicable statutes, regulations, and case law. After hearing about your experience, and determining if we believe that your rights have been compromised, ignored, or violated, we will initiate communication with the employer to advise them of their violations of your rights under the applicable laws and give them an opportunity to “make you whole” prior to initiating any legal action against them. This includes informing employers about their obligations to preserve evidence and the facts of the case.
Our communication with the employer generally takes the form of a “demand package,” which tells the story of how the employer’s actions violated your rights under the law. We outline the facts, the law, and apply those facts to the law to help the employer understand how your rights were violated. The employer will generally review these documents and respond in the form of an acceptance, a counter offer, or a rejection. We maintain constant communication with you during this negotiation, empowering you with the final decision. We will advise and counsel you, based on our experience, to accept or reject any settlement offer made. Read more