Harassment And Discrimination In The Workplace And Wrongful Termination Or Discharge
Workplace discrimination and workplace harassment is not only stressful and overwhelming to experience in your work environment, but it’s also illegal. If you are experiencing discrimination and harassment at work, our employment law attorneys at Hendricks & Hendricks, in New Brunswick represent clients throughout Central Jersey who have experienced discrimination by their employer, sexual harassment at work and wrongful termination.
What Is Workplace Discrimination?
Federal and state laws protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. Employers, managers, and supervisors cannot treat someone differently because of their age, gender, gender preference, gender identity, skin color, ethnicity, or race. This means that an employer cannot treat anyone from a legally protected class differently in:
- Job advertisements, applications, recruiting or hiring
- Promotions, disciplinary actions or discharge
- Pay, benefits or bonuses
An employer must also consider reasonable requests from employees for certain accommodations for protected classes, such as an accommodation for a disability or due to a pregnancy.
Sometimes, discrimination claims can be difficult to prove. However, at Hendricks & Hendricks, our lawyers also handle personal injury lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims. They have a wide range of experience and resources for gathering information and thoroughly investigating each case.
Sexual Harassment In The Workplace And Hostile Work Environments
Sexual harassment in the workplace is an extension of federal and state discrimination laws. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination based on sex or gender. Sexual harassment in the workplace can include:
- Inappropriate sexual jokes or comments in a work environment
- Sexual advances that are unwelcome
- Requests for sexual favors
- Quid pro quo behavior, or promising advancement in exchange for sexual favors
The workplace can extend to any working environment, including work events or work travel. In the state of New Jersey, employees, by law, are protected from hostile work environments. When an employee is afraid to go to work because they fear intimidating or offensive behavior from a harasser, there is evidence of a hostile work environment exists. If you are experiencing a hostile work environment or harassment in the workplace, our employment law attorneys work to protect employees from a hostile work environment.
Schedule A Consultation With A New Jersey Employment Law Attorney
Our sexual harassment and discrimination lawyers are available by an appointment. At an initial consultation, our attorneys can assess your case and tell you more about any possible claims. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact our office by calling 732-907-8047 or by sending us an inquiry through the online form.