Discrimination and restrictive covenant
Fighting Against Discrimination in the Workplace
Employers in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey are supposed to follow federal and state laws when it comes to hiring and promoting employees. Employers are also supposed to give employees the necessary tools to do their job, even if it costs the employer some money. Many NJ employers don’t follow the laws and, instead, discriminate against employees. They sometimes make decisions about hiring and promotions based on the employee’s looks, background or interests. The employment discrimination lawyers at Garland & Mason, L.L.C. have experience in representing employees and employee candidates who have suffered discrimination.
Types of Employee Discrimination
Garland & Mason, L.L.C. handles cases of discrimination including but not limited to those involving:
- Marital status
- Disability (including HIV and Aids)
- National origin
- Political views
- Genetic information, such as refusal to take a genetic test
- Veteran status
- Sexual orientation
- Taking family leave
What are Your Rights If You’ve Suffered Discrimination?
In discrimination cases, the main aim is to get your job back. Claimants also ask for financial damages since they should be treated as if they never lost their job. In short, they should be treated financially as if the discrimination had not occurred. They may also be entitled to pain and humiliation damages, attorneys’ fees and punitive damages. The attorneys at Garland & Mason, L.L.C. can help you get your just entitlements through negotiations and litigation.
Where are Employment Discrimination Cases Handled?
Employee discrimination cases are usually handled through a federal or state agency that specifically focuses on employee discrimination. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Council) handles federal discrimination complaints. New Jersey also has its own New Jersey Law against discrimination. Claims against New Jersey employers can be filed before the New Jersey division of Civil Rights or in New Jersey Superior Court.
There are pros and cons to agency proceedings and court proceedings. The main advantage of going the New Jersey Superior Court or federal court route is that you can have a jury trial.
Garland & Mason, L.L.C. Will Help Protect Employee Rights
If you think an employer is discriminating against you or an employer is restricting your rights when you leave, we invite you to meet with our highly qualified New Jersey employment discrimination attorneys. Call Garland & Mason, L.L.C., at (732) 358-2028 or contact us online.
We offer free initial, confidential consultations. Our Manalapan law firm serves businesses and individuals in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and surrounding counties of New Jersey. Our office is handicapped-accessible and is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Parking is free.