Workplace Retaliation Attorney in Mullica Hill, NJ
Workers have rights. When they exercise those rights, they should be able to continue working without fear for their jobs. Retaliation is prohibited in the state of New Jersey. Retaliation is an adverse action or actions by an employer in lieu of an employee’s actions to protect or exercise his or her rights or participation in an investigation into unlawful activities in the workplace. Fortunately, federal and state laws have been implemented to protect employees from retaliation. If you believe that you have a claim of retaliation, it is important to discuss your case with an effective and experienced attorney. If your employer has acted against you, you may be protected under federal and state law. If you are an employer and retaliation is taking place, contact our firm to protect your business. Contact an attorney as soon as possible. Contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C.
New Jersey retaliation laws
An employer cannot take “adverse action” or retaliate against workers for exercising their rights. These rights include, but are not limited to:
- Filing a claim of harassment
- Filing a claim of discrimination
- Filing a claim of a hostile work environment
- Filing a complaint about a wage and hour violation
- Collecting workers’ compensation
- Taking family or medical leave
Retaliation can be present in a range of acts that impact a person’s employment. Retaliation is not saved solely for those fired, but those suffer intolerable conditions and those who leave a position because of unbearable hostility. Some of these actions can include:
- Termination of employment
- Denying promotion or overtime
- Lowering pay
- Denying benefits
- Intimidation, threatening, harassment, disciplining
Workers who believe that their employer has retaliated against them have the right to take legal action and protect themselves, holding those offenders accountable, and securing one’s livelihood.
Taking legal action against retaliation
Workers that face retaliatory actions in the state of New Jersey have the right to pursue a civil action in the presiding court. There are numerous laws in place to protect employees who exercise their rights and face retaliation, including The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), The New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), and the Workers’ Compensation Act, just to name a few. In these circumstances, it would be best to contact an attorney that can investigate the matter, guide you through your legal options, and fight for your future.
Contact a firm to protect your rights as an employee
The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. has years of experience investigating claims of retaliation for employees and employers. If you have been fired or otherwise acted against in violation of federal and state rights, you deserve a committed firm with your best interests in mind. If you are an employer whose workers are subject to retaliation by peers or management, it is important to protect your business and stop these illegal acts. Contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation today.