Employment Discrimination

Monmouth County Employment Discrimination Attorneys

Employment discrimination attorneys in New Jersey

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.

The experienced employment lawyers at Shebell & Shebell 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. Contact Shebell & Shebell for a consultation.

Workplace Discrimination and Retaliation is Illegal in New Jersey

The New Jersey  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.

Contact our New Jersey employment attorneys to fight for your rights

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. Contact Shebell & Shebell for a consultation today.