New Jersey Employment Discrimination Attorney

We Fight For Victims of Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey

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, workplace discrimination in New Jersey can and does still occur frequently in the workplace.

The NJ discrimination lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. 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 discrimination lawyers in NJ by calling (856) 746-6332 or by reaching out online.

Understanding Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey

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!  Get in contact with our qualified NJ discrimination lawyers as soon as possible.

Common Types of Employment Discrimination in NJ

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.

Protected Characteristics Under New Jersey Law

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 lawyers in NJ to get the legal support you need.

Why Take Legal Action for NJ 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

Understanding Workplace Retaliation in NJ

Retaliation in the workplace occurs when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in a protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or harassment, participating in an investigation, or filing a complaint. Retaliation can take many forms, including termination, demotion, harassment, or other forms of mistreatment.

Steps to Protect Against Workplace Retaliation

It is important for employees who have experienced discrimination or harassment to understand their rights and take steps to protect themselves from retaliation. 

Some actions you can take to minimize the risk of retaliation include:

  • Document all incidents of discrimination or harassment
  • Report incidents to HR or a supervisor
  • Keep a record of your job performance and any positive feedback you receive
  • Stay professional and continue to perform your job duties to the best of your ability
  • Consult with an experienced discrimination attorney to discuss your legal options

At The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C., our New Jersey employment lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees who have experienced workplace discrimination or retaliation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Our New Jersey workplace discrimination lawyers at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. 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. Speak with seasoned NJ discrimination lawyers.

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