New Jersey Discrimination Lawyers

Gloucester County Discrimination Lawyers

Representing  New Jersey employees facing discrimination

Discrimination is an ugly reality. That is why both state and federal laws protect qualified individuals from discrimination in various aspects of employment, including hiring, discipline, pay, promotion, and any other terms and conditions of employment. Laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and in New Jersey the Law Against Discrimination (LAD)—one of the toughest state anti-discrimination laws in the United States—protect employees from disparate treatment in various aspects of employment:

  • Compensation
  • Promotions
  • Discipline
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Assignments
  • Hiring
  • Overtime
  • Termination

Employment discrimination law

Employment law—employment discrimination specifically—is a rapidly developing legal field. Both state and federal courts are constantly reinterpreting the relevant statutes. Regulatory agencies such as the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Division on Civil Rights of the Office of the Attorney General of New Jersey are frequently updating the regulations that further interpret and clarify these statutes. A New Jersey discrimination lawyer must stay constantly up-to-date on these issues in order to effectively represent his or her clients.

At the law firm of Richardson Employment & Civil Rights Law, LLC, our knowledgeable New Jersey discrimination attorneys focus their practice on the issues of employment discrimination and harassment. We remain on the cutting edge of federal and state employment discrimination law so that we can zealously represent clients—both employees and management—throughout southern New Jersey. Our attorneys have the experience and skills to provide clients involved in employment disputes with sound legal counsel and aggressive representation throughout negotiations and, if necessary, litigation.

Are you protected?

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) makes it unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on:

  • Race
  • Gender or pregnancy
  • Age
  • Religious creed, beliefs or practices
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Familial status
  • Marital status
  • Domestic partnership status
  • Affectional or sexual orientation
  • Atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
  • Genetic information
  • Liability for military service
  • Mental or physical disability
  • AIDS or HIV status

Individuals who face discrimination based on a mistaken belief about one of these characteristics may also be victims of discrimination.

Contact us today for a free case review.