215-545-7676
1525 Locust St. 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
856-854-4000
110 Marter Ave. Suite #502
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Marital Discrimination

New Jersey and New York both have state and local laws that prohibit discrimination by employers based on an employee's marital status. Marital status describes someone who is single, married, divorced, widowed, seperated or with a domestic partner.  In many cases, marital status discrimination claims can involve other types of related discrimination claims as well, such as gender, age, or sexual orientation discrimination.  

An employer may discriminate against a person’s marital status by offering benefits or advancement to one group married or unmarried employees while not providing the same opportunities to the other group. When a worker believes an employer is treating him or her differently because of his or her marital status, that person may be able to recover possible damages.

Attorney for Marital Discrimination in Philadelphia, PA and New Jersey

Do you think that you may have been the victim of marital discrimination in your place of employment in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York? You will want to contact Console Mattiacci Law, LLC as soon as possible.

Our experienced employment lawyers in Philadelphia represent clients in Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County, and Delaware County in Pennsylvania.  As well as serving Monmouth County, Ocean County, Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, and Mercer County in our New Jersey office.

Call 215-545-7676 right now to have our attorneys review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free initial consultation.


Overview of Marital Discrimination in Pennsylvania and New Jersey


Back to top

Types of Marital Discrimination in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York

If an employer makes decisions about hiring, promotions, benefits, discipline, or termination based on whether an employee is married, divorced, widowed, or unmarried with or without a partner of the same or opposite sex, it can constitute martial discrimination. 

Some of the specific ways in which an employer might commit marital status discrimination include, but are not limited to: 


Back to top

Marital Discrimination Remedies in Philadelphia and New Jersey

Depending on the nature of the alleged violation, multiple remedies may be available to victims of marital discrimination in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Aggrieved employees may be able to file claims against their employers to seek compensation for various damages. 

Some of the kinds of damages victims could be entitled to may include: 

Certain cases can involve additional remedies for victims, including possible discipline for any party responsible for the harassment, such as a transfer or possible termination.


Back to top

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Marital Discrimination Resources

Other Federal Protections | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — The EEOC is the federal agency that enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination and investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual's race, children, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or retaliation. Visit this section of the EEOC website for facts about discrimination in federal government employment based on marital status, political affiliation, status as a parent, sexual orientation, and gender identity. As the website notes, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions based on marital status.

Law Against Discrimination | State of New Jersey — The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) enforces the state’s Law Against Discrimination and is a part of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General in the Department of Law and Public Safety. As this website notes, New Jersey prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and credit or contracting based on a person’s marital, domestic partnership, or civil union status. You can find answers to several frequently asked questions.


Back to top

Find a Marital Discrimination Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA and New Jersey

If you believe you were the victim of marital discrimination in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York, it is in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Contact Console Mattiacci Law, LLC right now for help getting justice. 

Our Philadelphia and New Jersey employment law attorneys help individuals in communities all over Montgomery County, Ocean County, Atlantic County, Bucks County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Gloucester County.  

You can have our lawyers provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call 215-545-7676 or complete an online contact form to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. 


Back to top

Client Testimonials

"...I am truly grateful for all of the help, assistance, understanding and professional skills garnered on my behalf during this time.

I feel your life-long commitment to hard work, education, competitive skill and supporting the underdog positioned you to represent me in a way no one else could."

Read More

Contact Us About Your Case
Submit your information using our confidential inquiry form

Our Office Locations

APennsylvania Office
1525 Locust St. 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-545-7676
Fax: 215-545-8211
BNew Jersey Office
110 Marter Ave #502
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: 856-854-4000
Fax: 856-854-4006

Related News

Helping Enrich Our Community

Our law firm is proud to provide support to charitable nonprofit organizations making a difference in the community.

American Heart Association The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America City of Hope Women's Way The Committee of Seventy The Public Interest Law Center Read More
National Employment Lawyers Association National Employment Lawyers Association - New Jersey Bar Register Avvo Rating - 10 Better Business Bureau Best Lawyers AV - Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell