Holding Employers Accountable For Fair Treatment
Employers are legally responsible to provide a workplace free of discrimination and in which people of all ages, races, orientation and ethnicity feel safe and free to conduct their job requirements. When employers fail to do so, employees have legal options for putting a stop to the illegal activity and seeking compensation for discrimination.
What You Need To Know About Employment Discrimination And Your Rights
New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbid employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of characteristics such as:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
If you have encountered race discrimination or any other form of discrimination in the workplace, you may be able to seek compensation with the help of a dedicated employment law firm. With more than 20 years of experience, trial lawyer Donald W. Bedell and his team know how to stand up to employers and hold them accountable for discriminatory actions.
Discrimination can come in many forms. Some of them are subtle. For example, an employee may be consistently passed up for promotions or raises because of his or her race, while other employees in similar positions are allowed to excel. Employees may also find themselves repeatedly asked to do undesirable work duties or may be the target of disciplinary action that is motivated not by their actions, but by their religion, national origin or age.
Many instances of workplace discrimination are much more blatant. An employee may be called racial epithets or other names, or harassed based on his or her membership in a protected class. Consulting with an attorney will allow you to explain your situation, determine if the actions you encountered meet the definition of discrimination and learn about your options for filing a claim and seeking compensation.