Have you been a victim of workplace discrimination?
Our New Jersey and New York attorneys provide employees with zealous representation when they have faced unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Employment discrimination is illegal under both state and federal law. Although “at will” employees can generally be fired with or without any cause, state and federal statues provide protection to those who have been fired for a discriminatory reason. Employees have the statutory right to sue to recover monetary damages for discrimination even if they do not have an employment contract. New Jersey employees are protected by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination while New York employees can rely on the New York Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law. In addition, all workers are protected at the federal level by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, and numerous other statutes.
These laws seek to vindicate discrimination against persons in legally protected categories, which include gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or military status. If you are a member of one of these groups and have faced one of the following, you may have a claim for employment discrimination:
You were qualified but not hired
You were demoted
You were fired, laid off or otherwise wrongfully discharged
Your position was eliminated
You were forced to resign
You are underpaid compared to your peers
You were harassed
You were denied a reasonable accommodation for a disability
Unfair treatment is only discrimination in the eyes of the law when the actions are taken against a person for being part of a protected class. The purpose of employment discrimination statutes is to eliminate the cancer of discrimination in the workplace. We believe employees need powerful representation to equalize the imbalance of power between employers and employees. If you feel that you have been a victim of workplace discrimination in New York or New Jersey, do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Bedi Rindosh today for your free confidential consultation.