NJ Employment Lawyers, LLC
NJ Employment Lawyers is dedicated to protecting the employment rights of workers in New Jersey. From employment discrimination to sexual harassment to wage violations to wrongful termination, we are the informed choice in employment law.
Our Firm and Attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Best Employment Lawyers in New Jersey, Best Employment Law Firm in New Jersey. We have comprehensive knowledge of the applicable federal and state employment laws and a proven history of record-breaking success in court proceedings. Our Employment Attorneys had numerous groundbreaking decisions before the New Jersey Supreme Court and have obtained record settlement and verdicts
When you meet with us, we will take the time to understand your situation, determine whether you have a viable claim, and choose the best course of action. While employment-related disputes are often settled out of court, we prepare each case for trial to give our clients the best chance for success.
Although taking legal action against an employer is frightening, we will guide you every step of the way and help you stand up for your employment rights. Contact our office today to get started with an experienced New Jersey employment lawyer.
Why You Need an Employment Discrimination Law Firm
Employees in New Jersey are protected against discrimination by several laws, including:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
- Equal Pay Act (EPA)
- Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act (GINA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD)
- New Jersey Family Leave Act
These laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on protected characteristics such as race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and family/caregiver status. In short, employment decisions – hiring, compensating, promoting, firing – cannot be based on a protected characteristic.
Despite these protections, fighting back against employment discrimination is challenging. Employers have wide latitude when making employment decisions and know how to disguise their discriminatory motives as legitimate business decisions.
For this reason, it is essential to have an experienced employment discrimination attorney on your side. You can depend on NJ Employment Lawyers to handle your case with diligence and care and protect your right to earn a living.
Protecting Employees in New Jersey Against Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is not only heinous and offensive, it is considered an unlawful form of discrimination under Title VII and the NJLAD. Unfortunately, sexual harassment remains a problem in workplaces throughout New Jersey, and anyone can be impacted, regardless of their gender or sexual identity.
Sexual harassment may involve unwanted sexual advances by a supervisor (“quid pro quo” harassment) or offensive comments or conduct by anyone in the workplace – supervisors, coworkers, clients, vendors – that are severe and pervasive enough to create a hostile work environment or result in an adverse employment action.
At NJ Employment Lawyers, we believe that everyone has a right to a harassment-free workplace and will do everything in our power to protect your rights.
Tom McKinney’s prompt attention, articulate and comprehensive advise addressed my Employment Agreement related issue. His confidence shined through instilling the confidence in me and peace of mind having him by my side. If you’re dealing with the proverbial ‘blood sucking’ company, look no further than Tom’s voice of reason.
Paul Castronovo was an advocate for me in my employment case providing fair and accurate guidance through the process. He listened to my concerns and was aggressive yet balanced and ethical. He and his partner Tom are admirable examples of professionalism and excellence.
Tom McKinney is a Fantastic Attorney. Him and his team are without a doubt, the best choice I made in my case. He was able to take a very difficult situation that was headed in the wrong direction after years of fighting and turn it completely around, literally from the moment he became involved. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and unbelievably strategic. Just wish I had known about him sooner. Thank you for everything Tom!
New Jersey is an “at-will” employment state, which means that an employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. However, employers cannot terminate employees for illegal or discriminatory reasons.
In addition, employers cannot legally retaliate against employees who complain about discrimination or harassment or who exercise their legal rights. Employment retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee, such as firing, demoting, or disciplining.
Why Choose Us?
At NJ Employment Lawyers, we have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates of workers who provide our clients with skilled representation and dependable service. We are highly experienced in administrative proceedings before the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New Jersey Department of Labor, as well as litigating employment-related disputes in state and federal courts.
Regardless of the issue facing you, our employment lawyers will stand by you and work in your best interests at all times. Above all, we will fight to protect your rights and your reputation in and out of the courtroom.
Experienced New Jersey Employment Lawyer
At NJ Employment Lawyers, we believe that employers have a legal obligation to treat all their employees fairly and to provide them with a positive work environment. When employers fail to hold up their end of the bargain, we have the skills and experience to hold them accountable. Whether you have been victimized by discrimination, harassment, wage theft, or any other employment law violation, we will make the law work for you. Contact our office today to arrange a consultation.
Roseland, NJ 07068