Employment Discrimination in Wall, NJ

Employment Discrimination Lawyers

If you have been subject to discriminatory acts in the workplace, you may be eligible to file a claim against the employer to receive a monetary settlement for the damages incurred. This process is not simple, but the employment discrimination lawyers of Maggs McDermott DiCicco are here to help.

As experienced attorneys with a focus on employment discrimination, we understand the importance of protecting an individual’s rights in the workplace. At Maggs McDermott DiCicco, we are dedicated to representing employees who have been subject to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the job.

Understanding Workplace Employment Discrimination

Employment discrimination refers to the practice of treating individuals differently in the workplace due to their protected status. This can include discrimination in hiring, promotions, pay, job assignments, or firing. Employment discrimination is illegal and prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Therefore, individuals who experience discrimination have the right to file a complaint or lawsuit.

Protected Status

To be considered within a protected class, you have been discriminated against in the workplace for one of the following reasons:

  • Age discrimination
  • Race, national origin, and color discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Sex or LGBTQ+ discrimination
  • Military veteran or active-duty discrimination

Advantages of Pursuing Legal Action

There are several advantages to pursuing a legal case against employment discrimination, including:

  • Holding the employer accountable
  • Financial compensation
  • Injunctive relief
  • Preventing future discrimination
  • Sending a strong message
  • Protection against retaliation

It’s important to note that pursuing a legal case can be a long, compounding, and emotionally draining process. However, it can help to address the wrongs and injustices the employee has faced and seek remedies, as well as hold an employer accountable for their actions, making them aware of the impact of their behavior.

Disadvantages of Legal Action

Discrimination can cause a variety of negative impacts on an individual, such as emotional distress, loss of income, and damage to career prospects. It also harms the companies and organizations that engage in it by reducing morale and productivity and increasing turnover, recruitment, and litigation costs. Additionally, it builds an unfavorable image and reputation for the company.

Employment Laws Against Employment Discrimination

In New Jersey, employees are protected from discrimination by both state and federal laws. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is the primary state law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace. The NJLAD applies to employers with 15 or more employees and protects employees and job applicants.

In addition to the NJAD, employees in New Jersey are also protected by federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of certain protected characters and offer similar protections as the NJLAD.

Employees in New Jersey have multiple layers of protection from discrimination in the workplace and have legitimate grounds to pursue a case if an employer fails to abide by these laws.

What to Do

If you are experiencing employment discrimination, there are several steps you can take to protect your rights going forward, including:

  • Document the discrimination: keep a detailed record of discriminatory behavior, including the date, time, location, and any witnesses present.
  • File a complaint with your employer: Follow your employer’s procedure for filing a complaint and keep copies of any documents you submit.
  • Contact an experienced employment discrimination attorney to protect and defend your rights throughout your case.

Choose Maggs McDermott DiCicco

Our team of experienced attorneys has a thorough understanding of employment discrimination and related areas of law and the relevant laws and regulations, and we know how to navigate the complex process of successfully pursuing a claim. We will work closely with you to build a strong case and advocate for your rights every step of the way.

Contact Us to Get The Representation You Need

We know that facing discrimination in the workplace can be an emotionally taxing and stressful experience, and we are here to provide the support and guidance you need to achieve a resolution in your favor. Contact Maggs McDermott DiCicco employment discrimination attorneys to discuss your case today.

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