The State of New Jersey has one of the most robust anti-discrimination laws in the entire country. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) offers protection against termination, harassment, and unfair hiring or employment practices to individuals in many diverse classifications, including but not limited to race, age, gender, disability, national origin, and sexual orientation.
In order to take advantage of the protections that New Jersey and federal law provide, you need to know the proper procedures for filing a discrimination claim and what actions you should and should not take. Though it may be tempting to threaten your employer with legal action, to quit, or to try to represent yourself in court, the protections that the law offers are most easily accessed if you keep a cool head and approach the situation rationally and with the help of an experienced employment lawyer.
The process of filing a claim for discrimination in the workplace begins with gathering supporting evidence. You should document what has happened, providing as much detail as possible including the specific names and titles of the people who are involved, the dates of each incident, what was said to you, and anything that preceded the incident. Do not be afraid of using graphic or offensive language if it is necessary to use such language to accurately describe the situation.
By providing this information to the experienced New Jersey employment discrimination lawyers at Schorr & Associates, you assure that your rights will be strenuously protected and defended. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve for the wrong that has been done to you.