Discrimination Lawyers in New Jersey
Representing Employees Facing Discrimination in New Jersey and 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. Unfortunately, this practice can and does still occur frequently in the workplace.
The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks works for employees who need to hold their employers accountable for discrimination. Whether by your employer’s direct actions and policies, or by the actions of coworkers that went unchallenged, we can help if you’ve experienced discrimination at work.
We commonly assist employees who have faced discrimination on the basis of the following protected characteristics:
If your employer discriminated against you for another reason, please reach out to our discrimination attorneys 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 Pursue Legal Action Against Discrimination?
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.
Experiencing discrimination may have affected:
- Your employment
- Wages you should have earned
- Benefits that you should have received
Our lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks can help you seek the appropriate legal recourse for your situation.
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