Attorneys Basking Ridge Discrimination Claims
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is a statutory protection for employees. It is a broad mandate that prohibits discrimination in the workplace, including in hiring, firing, compensation, terms and conditions of employment, and retirement. An employer cannot undertake action against any employee for discriminatory reasons.
The Mark Law Firm and its attorneys have over 15 years each of employment law experience, representing clients on technical aspects of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, including counseling, monitoring, litigating, mediation, and trial work.
It is often said that the NJLAD is remedial social legislation whose overarching goal is to eradicate the cancer of discrimination. As such, the NJLAD was enacted to ensure that:
“All persons shall have the opportunity to obtain employment, and to obtain all the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of any place of public accommodation, publicly assisted housing accommodation, and other real property without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, familial status, disability, nationality, sex, gender identity or expression or source of lawful income used for rental or mortgage payments, subject only to conditions and limitations applicable alike to all persons. This opportunity is recognized as and declared to be a civil right.” (NJSA 10:5-4).
In furtherance of that goal, the Act declares it to be an unlawful employment practice, or as the case may be, unlawful discrimination “for an employer, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, gender identity or expression, disability or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of any individual, or because of the liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or the nationality of any individual, or because of the refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test to an employer, to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge or require to retire, unless justified by lawful considerations other than age, from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment….” NJSA 10:5-12(a).
The Mark Law Firm represents clients throughout the state of New Jersey in many claims covered under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, such as