New Jersey Employee Rights
Employment Law Attorneys Helping Employees in New Jersey
New Jersey workers have important workplace rights under federal and state laws. If your rights were violated in any manner, from wage & hour issues, to retaliation or whistleblower concerns, to workplace discrimination or harassment, you may have a valid legal claim.
Employee rights cases are notoriously complex. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace or want to learn more about filing a claim, you should speak with a New Jersey employee rights lawyer as soon as possible.
Understanding Employee Rights in New Jersey
At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, our attorneys have decades of experience fighting for employee rights in New Jersey. We want to ensure that workers know they have both federal and state rights that prohibit discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and actions that rise to the level of creating a hostile work environment. Employees should also know that there are laws in place to protect them against retaliation. The attorneys of Console Mattiacci Law, LLC are here to help you enforce those rights and to make sure that others do not face similar violations in the future.
An employer is prohibited from retaliating against you—by demoting you or by terminating your employment, for example—because you take a pregnancy or disability leave, or because you file a discrimination claim, or because you engage in any other form of a wide variety of protected activity. If you have been subjected to any unlawful actions in the workplace, you should speak with a New Jersey employment law attorney to learn more about your rights and options for filing a claim. We serve clients throughout the state of New Jersey.
Discrimination in the New Jersey Workplace
In the New Jersey workplace, both federal law and New Jersey state law prohibit discrimination. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other federal laws, the following forms of discrimination are prohibited:
● Sex discrimination, including sexual harassment;
● Pregnancy discrimination;
● Discrimination based on race, color, or national origin;
● Discrimination based on religion;
● Disability discrimination; and
● Age discrimination (for employees aged 40 and older).
In addition to federal protections, New Jersey law provides additional protections. Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), discrimination based on gender identity and expression is also prohibited. Generally speaking, New Jersey state law tends to provide more protections to employees than federal law, but you should speak with your New Jersey employee rights lawyer about whether to file a federal or a state claim, or both.
Common Legal Issues New Jersey Employees Face in the Workplace
In addition to workplace discrimination, New Jersey employees also face many other legal issues on the job. At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, we regularly assist New Jersey employees with a wide variety of employment law matters, including but not limited to:
● Wage and hour law violations, including failure to pay overtime;
● Retaliation in response to an employee taking leave or filing a claim for a violation;
● Unlawful background checks;
● Failure to provide disability accommodations;
● Wrongful termination;
● Employment contract negotiations and disputes; and
● Negotiating benefits and other forms of compensation.
New Jersey Employment Lawyers Defending the Rights of Workers
The employment lawyers at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC are dedicated to providing experienced representation to employees throughout New Jersey. To learn more about how we can help with your case, you should get in touch with a New Jersey employee rights attorney at our firm immediately. Contact Console Mattiacci Law, LLC today for more information about how we can assist with your case.