Protected Classes in New Jersey

Protected Classes in New Jersey

Employees in New Jersey and throughout the United States have the right to apply for jobs based on their ability and experience. These are some of the most important factors in the job application and promotion process. What should not be considered when applying for a job or a promotion in the workplace are the individual’s gender, age, race, or any other protected class. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, as well as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, protect current and potential employees from discrimination for hiring, compensation, promotions, vacation, discipline, termination, and other aspects of employment.

There are many different protected classes in New Jersey and the United States that make it illegal to discriminate an employee based on the following factors:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy status
  • 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

If an employee believes they have been discriminated against based on these protected classes, it is important to speak with an employment law attorney as soon as possible. Our firm is committed to helping fight discrimination in the workplace. Contact us today.

The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. has years of experience aiding clients through matters of workplace discrimination and other employment matters. If you have been the victim of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or require assistance with an employment agreement, contact our firm today.

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