What Are Employment Claims?
There are many diverse situations that fall under the general umbrella of employment claims. Specifically, these situations include:
• Discrimination based on age, race, gender, disability or religion
• Sexual harassment by an employer or a co-worker
• Hostile work environment created by an employer or a co-worker
• Whistleblower claims
• Failure to pay overtime
• Violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act
What Is Employee Discrimination?
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibit employment discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin or religion. Employment law covers all claims of workplace discrimination in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation. It also includes various types of harassment. Like most discrimination, employment discrimination may occur intentionally or unintentionally, because of prejudice or ignorance. Whatever the case, it is prohibited by law and the victim of discrimination or harassment may be entitled to monetary compensation.
Situations That Are Grounds for Discrimination Claims
Discrimination can take many forms. The most common types of discrimination that can be grounds for an employee claim against the employer are:
• Age Discrimination: Laws prohibit stereotyping or unfair treatment of individuals because of their age. Originally, these laws were developed to protect older individuals, but age discrimination can occur against people of any age. For younger people it may take the form of unequal pay for equal work, for older individuals, it might be unfair hiring, promotions or termination of employment because of age.
• Racial Discrimination: Laws prohibit stereotyping or unfair treatment of individuals because of their race. In an employment setting, if certain racial groups are denied rights or benefits, or receive preferential treatment, it is against the law.
• Gender Discrimination: Laws prohibit stereotyping or unfair treatment of individuals because of their gender. Historically, women have more often been the victims of gender discrimination in the workplace; however, men can also face discrimination and are equally protected under the law.
• Disability Discrimination: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and federal law prohibit private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
• Religious Discrimination: Laws prohibit stereotyping or unfair treatment of individuals because of their religion.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane, & Noble for Help
At O'Connor, Parsons, Lane, & Noble, our attorneys have experience dealing with complex employment law cases. If you suspect job discrimination, or adverse employment actions such as employer retaliation where you work, tell us about your situation. Employment discrimination is not tolerated in the New Jersey courts and we know how to fight to win cases.
At O'Connor, Parsons, Lane, & Noble you can count on responsive attorneys who provide the attention and experience your employee discrimination case needs. Contact us
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