Employment Discrimination

Vernon Wrongful Termination Attorneys

Every employee deserves chances to advance his or her career based on the merits of his or her work. At the law offices of Morris, Downing & Sherred, our Sparta employment discrimination attorneys protect the rights of individuals across New Jersey who have been the victims of discrimination or wrongful termination. Employers continue to discriminate and harass employees because of their race, sex, national origin, religion, whistleblower status or some other protected class. If you have been subjected to workplace discrimination or harassment or wrongful termination, your employer may have violated federal or state labor laws. As the largest firm in Sussex County with a practice dedicated to employment law, we have the experience and resources necessary to protect your rights in all courts and forums.

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Employment discrimination can take on a wide range of forms. It can be as obvious as outright name calling and the use of ethnic slurs or as subtle as being denied a promotion because of one's religious affiliation or race. Other forms include the targeting of certain employees for disciplinary actions or negative reviews because of race or gender, or the firing of an employee because of age. Sexual harassment is also a form of discrimination.

In order to be considered employment discrimination, the negative employment actions must be based on the employee's membership in a protected class. In other words, the discrimination must be based on a person's race, religion, gender, sexual preference or age. It can also be based on pregnancy.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination casts a broad umbrella protecting the rights of workers of the state. It favors employees in these disputes and prohibits a wide range of discriminating conduct. We are experts at prosecuting these claims. While it is often favorable to bring claims under the NJLAD whenever possible, we are prepared to handle a variety of other discrimination claims in both state and federal forums, including:

  • NJLAD: New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
  • CEPA (NJ Whistleblower Act)
  • NJ False Claims Act (whistleblowing)
  • Federal False Claims Act (whistleblowing)
  • NJFMLA: New Jersey Family and Medical Leave Act
  • ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
  • FMLA: Family and Medical Leave Act (federal)

If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, we will help you determine where to file your claim. Many federal cases also fall under New Jersey laws, which can provide broader and more significant remedies. Intimately familiar with both state and federal laws, our lawyers will make sure you pursue the best course of action.

We handle all wrongful termination cases on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to you.

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Providing New Jersey clients with big-firm resources and small-firm personal service for more than a century, we are ready to help you protect you rights and your career. Contact our Newtown offices online or call our Newton offices at 973-383-2700 today to schedule a confidential consultation today.