The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees from being victims of discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environments. It can be difficult to determine what situations fall under those protections. The New Jersey LAD clearly says you cannot be discriminated against based on a protected class. Some of these classes include race national origin, gender, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and veterans status. Sexual harassment is no different. If you are the victim of sexual harassment, you are protected under the NJ LAD. If you have been treated differently based on any of these protected classes, the New Jersey LAD has been implemented to protect your rights. You have the right to file a claim with the Division of Civil Rights and hold those offenders accountable for their actions. If your employer commits adverse employment actions in retaliation for exercising your rights, you have even further laws protecting you. If you need our legal services, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC.
Employees have the right to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. When that harassment or discrimination is based on age or another protected class, an employee is entitled to exercise their rights. New Jersey law makes it unlawful to discriminate based on age under several different employment-related circumstances. If you are the victim of age discrimination, you have a lot to consider about the future.
Unfortunately, people all over the United States continue to face discrimination based on the color of their skin. People who are the victim of color discrimination face racial and national origin discrimination. Fortunately, state and federal laws protect those who are victims of color discrimination. Everyone deserves to work in a respectful working environment and when the color of someone’s skin singles them out, their civil rights are being violated. When faced with discrimination, one has the right to hold those offenders accountable for their actions.
When an employee is discriminated against because of a disability, they should take action and protect their quality of life. In an employment context, New Jersey law prohibits employers and labor unions from discriminating against people with disabilities. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) protects those currently suffering from a disability and those who have previously suffered or are perceived to be suffering from a covered disability.
New Jersey law prohibits discrimination based on gender in many different contexts including employment, housing, and places of public accommodation. In an employment setting, gender harassment and discrimination claims are prohibited by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD). The NJ LAD covers employment actions that may arise from the initial posting of a job opportunity all the way to the discharge of an employee.
State and federal laws protect victims of discrimination for a number of protected classes. When someone is treated differently because of their national origin or perceived national origin, they have the ability to hold offenders accountable for their actions. When someone faces discrimination, their civil rights are being violated. Labor unions, employers, and people who engage in business transactions are not allowed to treat a current or potential employee differently because of where you come from, even if they are wrong.
In January 2014, the State of New Jersey amended its employee protections statute to include protections for pregnant employees or those who have been “affected by pregnancy.” New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) makes it unlawful to discriminate against individuals for sex-based reasons, including pregnancy. The NJ LAD specifically prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any pregnancy-related medical conditions.
When an employee is treated differently because of race, they have a lot to consider. Racial discrimination in the workplace is often subtle. Whether you were denied a job opportunity, overlooked for a promotion, or denied a raise based on your race, this practice is illegal. Federal and state laws have been implemented in order to combat the problem. If you have been treated differently based on your race, take action to protect your rights.
New Jersey and federal laws prohibit discrimination based on religion in many different contexts, including employment, housing, and places of public accommodation. In a New Jersey employment setting, religious discrimination is governed by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD). The NJ LAD covers employment actions that may arise anytime between when a worker applies to a job to the conclusion of employment. These protections extend not only when an employee becomes the victim of discrimination due to his or her actual religion, but also if the discrimination is based on the employee’s perceived religion.
Employees of varying sexual orientations have the same rights as anyone to work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. When we go to work, we hope that our employer and supervisors will work to offer us a safe place to do business. When a business allows offensive behavior and other actions that can be considered discriminatory, they are breaking the law. If you have been the victim of sexual orientation discrimination, you need to protect your rights.
Employees of New Jersey should be able to work free of discrimination and harassment. When an employee has served our country, they deserve the respect they earned by risking their life for our benefit. Veterans of the armed forces who are victims of discrimination have the same rights to exercise as anyone else. An employer, labor union, and business cannot act against job applicants and employees based on a protected class.