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 anyone who engages 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. If you are the victim of discrimination based on your national origin, protect your rights. The Mark Law Firm, LLC is ready to assess your case, review your options, and represent your interests.
New Jersey has drafted and implemented laws that protect workers against discrimination in the workplace. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD) protects workers of businesses of all sizes. According to state law, employers, labor unions, and businesses are not allowed to treat an employee or job applicant differently based on their national origin or perceived national origin. The NJ LAD prohibits employers and businesses from:
The federal government drafted laws in order to protect workers who face discrimination based on a variety of protected classes, including national origin. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the applicable laws they enforce protect workers in all 50 states. Current and potential employees between the ages of 18 and 70 who work for a business of 15 employees or more are protected against discrimination based on national origin. Similar to NJ law, the EEOC prohibits adverse actions in the hiring process, during the course of the job, and termination of a position because of a person’s national origin or perceived national origin.
If you are the victim of discrimination based on your national origin, you have the right to hold offenders accountable for their actions or hostile behavior. The EEOC allows citizens to file a Charge of Discrimination before filing a federal lawsuit. They will review the case and decide if there is validity to your claim. If they find evidence of wrongdoing, they will either try and settle or litigate on your behalf. If the evidence is not convincing, they may issue you a Notice-of-Right-to-Sue. This allows you to proceed with your lawsuit without the help of the government. According to state law, a victim of discrimination can hold an offender accountable for their action by filing a claim with the Division of Civil Rights (DCR) or bring an employer or business to state court. If you would like to bring an employer or business to court on a federal or state level, you have a lot to consider. Speaking with an attorney at The Mark Law Firm, LLC is in your best interests.
The Mark Law Firm, LLC has years of experience working with victims of discrimination. If you have been discriminated against because of your national origin or a perceived national origin, you need a firm that has the skills to hold offenders accountable. In some cases, your employer may retaliate against you for exercising your rights. The Mark Law Firm, LLC will passionately advocate on your behalf. Everyone deserves to conduct business in a positive work environment. If you need legal advice or diligent representation, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC today.