Discrimination Lawyers in New Jersey
Unfairly Treated at Work? We Can Help. Also Serving Philadelphia.
Discrimination is among the most personal and painful transgressions employees can suffer at the hands of their coworkers or employers. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and many subsequent state and federal laws over the years have homed in on outlawing workplace discrimination, but it still occurs.
Unfortunately, it can be common for employees to be treated differently based on their protected traits or characteristics. The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. works for employees who need to hold their employers accountable for discrimination. Whether by your employer’s direct actions and policies, or those of coworkers that went unchallenged by your employer, we can help if you’ve experienced discrimination at work.
We commonly assist employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of the following protected traits or characteristics:
If your employer discriminated against you for another reason, please reach out to our discrimination attorneys in New Jersey to learn more about our services. We can also assist employees who have been subjected to a hostile work environment and need to take legal action to hold their employers accountable.
What Are Protected Characteristics?
Sometimes referred to as “protected classes” or “protected traits,” protected characteristics are traits or qualities about a person that can’t be taken into consideration for how they should be treated at work. This includes day-to-day treatment, as well as decisions to hire or terminate the employee.
Federal and state laws designate the following as protected characteristics in New Jersey:
- Age (if 40 or older)
- Disability Status
- Skin Color
- National Origin
- Familial and Marital Status
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
- Liability for Military Service
- AIDS or HIV Status
None of the above may be a factor for any decisions regarding your employment or how others at work interact with you. If you believe you are a victim of discrimination at your place of employment, reach out to our discrimination attorneys in New Jersey to get the legal support you need.
Why Should I Consider Legal Action?
Discrimination is a very serious matter. Not only can it make people feel unwelcome at their place of work, but it can lead to unsafe working conditions as well. Beyond that, there is the basic principle that people who share certain protected characteristics should not be treated differently on that basis alone.
You should consider reaching out to an attorney and ask about legal options that may be available to you. Experiencing discrimination may have affected your employment, wages you should have earned, as well as benefits that you should have received. Our New Jersey discrimination lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. can help you seek the appropriate legal recourse for your situation.
We serve clients across Gloucester County, Camden County, Burlington County, Cumberland County, Salem County, Mercer County, Ocean County, and Atlantic County in New Jersey; and Philadelphia County and Delaware County in Pennsylvania.
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