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Employment law is an essential area of legal practice that seeks to balance the rights and obligations of employees and employers. In Freehold, New Jersey, these laws cover a wide range of issues, including discrimination, harassment, wage disputes, and workers’ compensation retaliation. Given the nature of employment law and the potential consequences of noncompliance, hiring a knowledgeable Freehold employment lawyer at Poulos LoPiccolo PC is beneficial for both employees and employers.

Discriminatory Discharge

Discriminatory discharge occurs when an employer terminates an employee based on protected characteristics such as age, race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion. This practice is illegal under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and federal anti-discrimination laws. An experienced law firm can help employees who have been wrongfully discharged file complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and pursue legal action if necessary.

EEOC Charges & Complaints

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination. Employees who believe they have experienced discrimination in the workplace can file a charge with the EEOC. A skilled law firm can guide employees through the complaint process and ensure that their rights are protected throughout the investigation.

Employment Contract Disputes

Employment contract disputes may arise when an employee or employer believes that the other party has breached the terms of their agreement. These disputes can involve various issues, including non-compete agreements, severance agreements, or unpaid wages. A knowledgeable law firm can help both employees and employers navigate these disputes and find a resolution that upholds the contract terms.

Equal Pay Disparity

Equal pay disparity occurs when employees of one gender are paid less than employees of the opposite gender for performing substantially similar work. This practice is prohibited under both federal and state laws, including the New Jersey Equal Pay Act. A law firm experienced in handling equal pay claims can help employees pursue legal action to rectify pay disparities.

Family Leave Act and FMLA

The New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) require employers to provide eligible employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for certain family or medical reasons. Employers who fail to comply with these laws may face legal consequences. A law firm can help employees understand their rights under the NJFLA and FMLA and assist with enforcing these rights if necessary.

Gender Discrimination

Gender discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly because of their sex or gender identity. This form of discrimination is prohibited under the NJLAD and federal anti-discrimination laws. A law firm with experience in gender discrimination cases can help employees who have experienced such treatment seek legal remedies.

Hostile Work Environment

A hostile work environment is one in which an employee is subjected to unwelcome and offensive conduct based on their protected characteristics, such as race, sex, or religion. This conduct must be severe or pervasive enough to create an abusive working environment. An experienced law firm can help employees who have experienced a hostile work environment pursue legal action against the responsible parties.

National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfairly based on their country of origin, ethnicity, or accent. This form of discrimination is prohibited under both state and federal laws. A law firm with experience in national origin discrimination cases can help employees pursue legal action to address this form of discrimination.

Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements are contracts between employers and employees that restrict the employee’s ability to work for a competitor or start a competing business for a specified period after their employment ends.

Get in Touch with Skilled Freehold Employment Attorneys

Our Freehold employment lawyers and litigators are available to discuss any employment dispute that you may have. To learn more about how we can help you, please call our law office at (732) 757-0165 to discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your employment related matter.

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