Did You Experience Harassment Or Discrimination At Work?
There is a broad array of laws that prohibit various forms of workplace discrimination. When you are experiencing any form of discrimination, it can be difficult to understand complex legal statutes or regulation and determine if you are eligible for relief under the law, let alone how to bring a claim. Our attorneys at Selikoff & Cohen, P.A., can help.
State And Federal Discrimination Laws
There are state and federal laws that address employment discrimination. In New Jersey, there is the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) which prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, nationality, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, liability for military service and genetic information.
Additionally, there are a number of federal antidiscrimination laws, including:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA)
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
- The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
Our Attorneys Can Help With Your Discrimination Claim
For the employees, determining whether your experience qualifies as illegal discrimination under one of these acts can be confusing and difficult. Some cases are clear, while others may be less certain. Because discrimination may occur in situations where proving necessary elements of a violation can be complex, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as you have suffered the discrimination.
Our lawyers at Selikoff & Cohen, P.A., can explain the type of evidence necessary for a successful claim and provide guidance on the steps you may be required to go through, such as filing notice with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In many cases failure to comply with the proper administrative procedures may compromise your employment claim or cause you to lose it altogether.