Discriminatory Terminations

image_terminationNew Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD) provides broad protection against discrimination. If you are discriminated against because you are a member of a protected class, then you may be able to establish a violation of the LAD. The statute, N.J.S.A. 10:5-12, makes unlawful employment discrimination against members of the following protected classes:

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.

Discrimination can take many forms. Unequal or disparate treatment, adverse employment actions, hostile working environment, harassment and retaliation can all be in violation of the LAD. In addition, policies adopted by an employer which seem neutral on their face may be found to have an unfair or disparate impact on workers of a particular class. For example, if an employer refuses to employ any person with a criminal record, regardless of the age, character, or details of the criminal record, such a policy has been found to be discriminatory against minorities.

Schorr & Associates has had many successful outcomes and victories in discrimination claims, as well as legal victories in the Federal and Appellate Courts, including Quigley v. KPMG Peat Marwick (age discrimination). Alan H. Schorr, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, also frequently lectures on discrimination matters and has written published articles on the subject. Many of these cases are handled on a contingent fee basis (no fee unless recovery). Please call or e-mail now for a free initial telephone consultation if you're facing a discriminatory termination in NJ.

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