Employment discrimination is unfortunately a common problem in workplaces throughout New Jersey. Discrimination in the workplace can take the form of harassment, termination, retaliation, hostile work environment, and more. However, discrimination is illegal and wrong. Thankfully, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees from discrimination in the workplace.
What Do I Do?
If you believe your employer has discriminated against you based on your race, age, pregnancy, disability, or other protected classification, you should contact an employment discrimination attorney to discuss your rights and options. After speaking with a lawyer, you will most likely file an internal complaint with your company’s human resources department or labor union. This provides your employer with the opportunity to resolve the complaint and discrimination before resorting to the legal process. However, if you are unsatisfied with your company’s response to the discrimination, it may be time to consider a lawsuit.