Workplace discrimination comes in many forms. It can sometimes be overt and obvious, for example the use of racial slurs or other discriminatory language, or it can be subtle and concealed, such as workplace policies that disproportionately affect older workers. The key inquiry is whether you have been treated differently or less favorably than other employees based on certain protected characteristics.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination strongly prohibits employers from discriminating in any job-related action, including hiring, discipline, discharge, or compensation based on certain specified protected characteristics, including but not limited to:
- national origin, including immigration status
- gender, including pay disparity
- sexual orientation
- pregnancy, including retaliation for taking leave
- or mental or physical disability
The law protects you against unequal treatment. If you think you are the victim of workplace discrimination, please give us a call at 609-348-1300 for a free consultation or email one of our employment lawyers.