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Employee Rights Law entitles you to a be free from unlawful workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge. If you have been a victim of abuse at work, our experienced NYC & NJ employment lawyer can help you.
Title VII – is a federal law that applies to employers with 15 or more employees/workers. Title VII makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against harass, retaliate against or otherwise abuse an employee/worker based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender, or national origin.
Unlawful job actions may include, but are not limited to, discrimination in hiring, firing and promotions; race/ethnicity harassment, discrimination & retaliation; sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination; religious discrimination; and other workplace abuse. Sex based abuse may also include discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on LGBTQ+ and 2SLGBTQIA status, sexual orientation, gender/sex identity and transgender status. Unlawful employment practices may also include discrimination, harassment and retaliation against victims of domestic violence, date rape and/or sex assault.
Section 1981 – is a civil rights law that applies to employers, irrespective of their number of employees. Section 1981 prohibits race, color and ethnicity discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Other human rights laws such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Lilly Led better Act of 2009 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on sex/gender.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – applies to employers with 15 or more employees/workers. The ADA prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation against workers with disabilities, including disabled employees who have requested reasonable accommodations and/or medical leaves, and employees with psychological and learning disabilities. See Our Webpage Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – is a federal law that applies to employers with 50 or more workers. The FMLA prohibits employers from discriminating against, harassing and retaliating against employees because of their medical leave(s) or medical leave entitlement. The FMLA also prohibits employers from interfering with a workers’ ability to take medical leave. New York City and New Jersey also provide medical/health leave protections. See Our Webpage Family and Medical Leave.
The New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) and New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) protect workers from employment/workplace discrimination, harassment & retaliation against age; pregnancy; race/ethnicity; national origin; sex/gender; disability; medical/health leave; sexual orientation; age; national origin; domestic violence status; marital status; military leave; and other legally protected classification. Under the New York State & City Laws, it is unlawful to discriminate against individuals when hiring for a job, while on the job, or if an employee has filed a complaint of discrimination.
Individual supervisors may also be sued under New York State and City law, as well as under New Jersey State law, under certain circumstances. Independent contractors may also be protected.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees from discrimination, harassment & retaliation against race/ethnicity; disability; sex; pregnancy; breastfeeding; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; domestic partnership/civil union status; and other protected classes noted above.
Similar to the New York Law, the NJLAD also prohibits employers from discriminating in any job-related action, including recruitment, interviewing, hiring, promotions, discharge, compensation and the terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of any of the law’s specified protected categories.
Workplace Discrimination Lawyer In NYC & New Jersey
If you think you have been a victim of wrongful treatment at work, call our experienced New York & New Jersey employee rights lawyer.