New Jersey’s Labor Lawyers, Protecting the Rights of Working People

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The State of New Jersey has some of the strongest laws in the country prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. It takes strength to take a stand against racial discrimination in the workplace, to call out a sexually harassing supervisor and to take a complaint to a non-responsive human resources department that just doesn’t care about the needs of the disabled.  Our discrimination laws depend on the employee having the courage to use them, of witnesses willing to testify and of jurors not being too intimidated by large companies to find that discrimination and harassment took place in that workplace.

These cases can be very difficult and although many people think employers will settle cases of discrimination, large corporations may be willing to spend money on expensive lawyers rather than take responsibility for illegal acts.   If you are being discriminated against, do not wait, contact us immediately.

The experienced employment lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC stand with employees who have been discriminated against, harassed and illegally fired.  We understand the law, and also the difficult and uncertain future that someone who has already been abused by an employer has been faced with.   We are here for you.

We work for people asserting their rights to be treated fairly in the workplace, and representing victims of workplace harassment and illegal firings. If you, your friend or loved one have been treated unfairly, have been fired for an unjust cause, or have been discriminated against because of race, ethnicity, age, or any other protected trait, contact a New Jersey employment lawyer at our firm who will fight for your rights.

Workplace Discrimination and Retaliation is Illegal in New Jersey

New Jersey law – under the Law Against Discrimination — makes it illegal for an employer to refuse to hire, to harass, to demote, or to fire workers because of their disability, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other protected classification.  It is also illegal to fire or take action to retaliate against an employee who has made a complaint of harassment or supported the complaint of another person.

Everyone in New Jersey is protected by these laws.  All women, men, all races, all religions, and any ethnicity.  Employers cannot discriminate against you based any one of these reasons:

  • Sex (including Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment)
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Nationality
  • Military Service
  • Ancestry
  • Marital Status
  • Domestic Partnership or Civil Union Status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Atypical Hereditary Cellular or Blood Trait

Discriminatory Hostile Work Environments

Hostile work environments often occur when an employee feels degraded or is subjected to abusive or offensive conduct because of the race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or disability.  New Jersey courts have determined that under certain circumstances, a single comment can form the basis for a hostile work environment claim.

If you are being sexually harassed in your workplace, contact us immediately to discuss your situation.  We can help you by advising you of your rights, protecting your rights and fighting for you.  Laws preventing discrimination only work if they are enforced and if employers are held to the standard of the law.  We stand with our clients against illegal employment acts by employers, and we will fight for you.

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Thomas Shebell was an A M A Z I N G attorney for our personal injury case. He made himself available to all our questions and concerns during the whole process. We were very nervous about it all and he set our fears to rest. You instantly believe in him after your first meeting. He was serious yet empathetic, had superb legal knowledge, and great judgement. His staff is also top notch. Words cannot describe how wonderful a lawyer we believe Thomas Shebell to be and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Michele on December 8

My hero, my attorney who is always there for me!

Tom Shebell has represented me and my family members in several cases. Tom is the most prepared lawyer I have ever seen, and demands respect in and outside of the court room. His staff is amazing and never makes you feel as if you are bothering them. I always feel that I am his most important client, and he always takes my call. If he is busy, I am reassured that he will get right back to me and he does. His knowledge of the law and research on your case is impecable, and will never give up until he gets the results that he feels are the best for you. Although he is the most professional attorney I have ever worked with, he refers you call him Tom (not Mr. Shebell), and I am most comfortable calling him Tommy. His cell phone is on his answering service, to comfort you and assuring you that you can reach him if necessary, no matter what. I will never retain another lawyer, unless it is a case that he cannot handle. That has never happened to me. Unfortunately, Tommy is handling a very emotional case for my family, and whenever we discuss it our meet together he is very comforting to us. For a family man, and extremely busy attorney to handle matters like this, it truly takes a special type of person, and extraordiinary human being. If anyone take my advise, Tom Shebell, III is the only attorney that should be called first, and believe me you will not make another call. As I said in my title, he is my true "hero"!
Posted by Sandi on September 17

I am Grateful I was able to have Thomas Shebell for my Lawyer

Thomas Shebell and his staff were very good to work with. They were always professional, but also very down to earth and real. I always felt that my best interest was their main concern. I was always able to call with questions and concerns and was never made to wait or to feel like I was inconveniencing anyone. I always felt that they knew instantly who I was and what was going on with my case. In the end, Thomas was able to get the best possible settlement for me. I am very grateful to have been treated like my case truly mattered to them.
Posted by Toni on March 28

Ferocious Fighter

Tom Shebell and his firm came highly recommended by several reputable people in the community. I come from a family deeply rooted in law enforcement, so I greatly appreciate that Tom grew up with the law as well, hailing from a family of highly respected attorneys. He easily grasped the complexity of my case and eased my concerns, while ferociously fighting for me. One of the moments that stands out to me the most was when I voiced a concern over possible retaliation and he said, "they're going to have come through me first." I wholeheartedly believed him then and now. There is no one else I'd want in my corner than Tom Shebell.
Posted by on February 23

A League Of His Own

Mere words cannot express my gratitude to Thomas F Shebell III. He took on a case, that other attorneys would shy away from and fought vehemently for my husband, myself and our daughter. His tenacity is only surpassed by his kindness and compassion for his clients well-being. I would recommend Mr. Shebell III to anyone who may need an attorney to guide them through a difficult time and see them through to a successful end. Many thanks again to him and his staff!!