Employment discrimination violates New Jersey and federal labor laws and should not be tolerated in the workplace. If you are a victim of discrimination because of your sex, race, color, age, disability, or religious affiliation, then you may deserve compensation for damages that you have suffered.
A Jersey City employment discrimination lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you. We provide consultation and full legal service for victims of discrimination.
We can review your case and may be able to help you file a claim against a coworker, boss, or employer.
Contact Morelli Law Firm today if you have questions or concerns about your case. Call (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
Our Law Firm Handles All Types of Discrimination Cases
Morelli Law Firm works with clients in a variety of employment discrimination cases, including:
- Hiring and firing
- Promotions, transfers, or job assignments
- Pay inequality
- Denial of facilities or accommodations
- Employer retaliation
Regardless of how complex your situation is, we may be able to represent you.
Understanding Employer or Workplace Discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) enforces federal legislation that bans various forms of workplace discrimination.
In general terms, discrimination is the act of making an unfavorable distinction toward a person based on a specified category, class, or group. In the case of employment discrimination, making this distinction can lead to refusing a person employment opportunities.
An employer, coworker, or boss may refuse to provide a discrimination victim with job opportunities, pay, benefits, or career advancement, hindering their ability to succeed in the workplace. Discrimination can affect different people based on characteristics such as:
- National origin
To win an employment discrimination case, your attorney may need to prove that you were denied an employment opportunity based on an unfavorable distinction against you and not on your inability to perform a job.
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Workers Protected Under Anti-Discrimination Law
Whether you are applying for a job, are currently still working, or have been fired from a job, you have the right to explore your legal options and file a claim if you have been discriminated against. Workers protected by anti-discrimination laws in the U.S. and New Jersey include:
If you are/were currently working when you faced discrimination, then you may be able to file a claim. You do not have to quit your job or take an extended leave to file a claim. You can continue working in your present position.
It may be difficult to prove discrimination when applying for a job. However, our law firm can investigate the case and look at the company’s employment practices. We may discover evidence that demonstrates that you were discriminated against.
There are numerous ways that employers can discriminate against temporary employees. Our law firm may be able to hold both the employer and the temp agency liable for discrimination if we find that it exists in either of the companies.
You may feel that you were discriminated against during your time with a company as an intern. Even if your position was strictly voluntary, you may still receive compensation for damages if you were treated unfairly.
Compensation You May Be Entitled to in an Employment Discrimination Case
What you may be awarded in an employment discrimination case depends on several factors, such as the circumstances of the discrimination, which parties are liable, and the extent of your damages. Compensation may include lost wages/benefits, emotional trauma, and more.
A Jersey City employment discrimination lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you recover the following losses:
You may have lost wages, benefits, or other forms of income as a result of discrimination. The amount you are awarded may be based on what you may have missed out on from the date of the discriminatory act until your case is settled.
Future Lost Earnings
Discrimination does not just affect your back pay. It can also have an impact on your future salary or lost wages. As a result, you may also be eligible to receive compensation for lost earnings resulting from the discriminatory act. Your future lost earnings may be based on the circumstances of your ability to get another job.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering often refers to the emotional stress or trauma you experienced as a result of discrimination. For example, you may have received treatment for clinical anxiety or depression from a mental health specialist as a result of the discrimination.
A Jersey City employment discrimination lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can examine and produce evidence of your damages when we represent you.
To discuss what possible compensation may be available in your case, call (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
Deadlines for Employment Discrimination Cases
If you experience discrimination, you must file with a New Jersey or federal agency before we take your case to court. The deadlines are as follows:
- If you file a complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, you must file within 180 days of the act of discrimination.
- If you file a federal claim with the EEOC in New Jersey, you have up to 300 days to submit the claim.
Morelli Law Firm can help you with your case by preparing and submitting all the necessary documents. We can also investigate your claim, gather evidence, speak with witnesses, and build your case.
Contact Morelli Law Firm Today
Anti-discrimination laws ensure that employers treat you fairly and provide equal career opportunities. If you have been discriminated against in the workplace, a Jersey City employment discrimination lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you.
To find out more about your legal options, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case evaluation with a member of our team.