In general, employers can hire whom they please and do not have to justify their workplace decisions. It crosses the line into employment discrimination when workers suffer adverse employment actions on the basis of a legally protected characteristic such as age, race or disability.
You do not have to endure workplace discrimination or accept discrimination in hiring practices. Those employers are breaking New Jersey discrimination laws and/or federal law. The Mount Laurel employment discrimination lawyers of Costello & Mains, P.C., fight to protect the rights of employees who have been singled out for illegal reasons.
For more than 20 years, our experienced attorneys have successfully represented workers in South Jersey and across the state of New Jersey in lawsuits for job discrimination in every category of the law. We offer a confidential consultation to discuss your legal remedies.
New Jersey Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and numerous other state and federal laws specifically prohibit certain types of employment discrimination:
- Race discrimination
- Ethnicity or national origin discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
- Perceived sexual orientation discrimination
- Transgender discrimination
- LGBT discrimination
- Sexual stereotype and gender role discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability discrimination and failure to accommodate
- Cellular and blood trait discrimination
- Military service discrimination
- Whistleblower discrimination
- Religion or creed discrimination
- Familial status or civil union status discrimination
Discrimination can occur in any phase of employment, including job postings and hiring, compensation, job assignments, advancement, discipline and termination. If we prove your case, you may be entitled to damages such as back pay, front pay and emotional distress or remedies such as reinstatement or promotion.
Employment discrimination can be subtle. It is important to document the unequal treatment and a pattern of prejudiced language or actions. In many cases, workplace discrimination and workplace harassment claims are intertwined. We will pursue all actions against employers.
Stand Up For Your Rights
There is no excuse for discrimination in this day and age. We will help you stand up to be heard and protected. Contact us today for a confidential consultation with our New Jersey workplace discrimination attorneys.