New Jersey Discrimination Lawyers

Let Us Fight for Your Rights If You Are a Victim of Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey or 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, employment discrimination can and does still occur frequently in the workplace.

The NJ discrimination lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks fight 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.

Schedule a FREE consultation with our workplace discrimination attorneys in New Jersey by calling (856) 746-6332 or by reaching out online.

What is Workplace Discrimination?

Workplace discrimination refers to the unfair and unfavorable treatment of employees or job applicants based on certain protected characteristics. These characteristics can include race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Discrimination in the workplace can take a variety of forms, such as:

  • Unfair treatment
  • Harassment
  • Denial of a reasonable workplace change
  • Improper questions about or disclosure of your medical information
  • Retaliation

If you feel like you have suffered employment discrimination, The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. is here to help!

What Are the Most Common Forms of Employment Discrimination?

Our New Jersey discrimination attorneys commonly assist employees who have faced discrimination because of:

If your employer discriminated against you for another reason, please reach out to our discrimination attorneys in NJ 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:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Age (if 40 or older)
  • Sex
  • Disability Status
  • Skin Color
  • National Origin
  • Ancestry
  • Pregnancy
  • 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 Workplace Discrimination?

Employment 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.

Employment discrimination may have affected:

  • Your employment
  • Wages you should have earned
  • Benefits that you should have received

Our New Jersey workplace discrimination lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks can help you seek the appropriate legal recourse for your situation.

Get in touch with us today by calling (856) 746-6332 or submitting an online contact form

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Schedule your free initial consultation with The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. today by contacting us online or calling (856) 746-6332.

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