Employment is essential to our ability to care for ourselves and our families. For many people, work is a great source of pride and purpose. When employers wrongfully terminate employees or violate their rights in other fundamental ways, they commit a serious wrong for which they should be held accountable.
As an employee, you are protected by a number of New Jersey state and federal employment laws. If you feel that your employer has violated your rights, you are urged to consult an experienced employment lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for back pay, front pay, emotional distress, punitive damages and attorney fees or remedies such as reinstatement or promotion.
We have successfully handled cases in the following areas of employment law:
Discrimination – If your employer has treated you unfairly because of your race, religion, gender, disability, age, pregnancy, or national religion, we will fight for your rights. This includes LGBTQ discrimination.
Family and Medical Leave Act – You are legally permitted to take leave from your work if you need to manage a serious health condition affecting you or a family member, for the birth or adoption of a child, for the placement of a foster child, or to deal with pregnancy complications.
Hostile Work Environment – When someone’s behavior in the workplace makes it difficult for you do your job, or you fear coming to work, and management has done nothing to correct the matter, we can help.
Pregnancy Status – If you are discriminated against because you are pregnant – including matters where you are denied rightful promotions or opportunities, you have a right to speak up. There are also enhanced protections for mothers who pump breast milk at work.
Retaliation – If you experienced negative employment actions, such as a job demotion or termination, due to reporting harassment or discriminating behavior, we will defend your rights.
Sexual Harassment – You should not have to endure suggestive comments or questions, inappropriate jokes, or any level of improper touching in the workplace, whether you are male or female.
Unemployment Compensation – If you have been wrongly denied unemployment, we will work to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Unpaid Overtime – If you have been forced to work off-the-clock, or you have a wage and hour dispute, we will uphold your rights.
Whistleblower Law – If you experienced retaliation on the job because you reported or filed a complaint about fraud or unlawful work practices, we will stand behind you.
Workplace Harassment – This includes belittling or demeaning behavior, or anything that reasonably makes you feel uncomfortable or threatened at work.
There are many employment laws that protect New Jersey workers. These include:
Attorneys at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. have over 80 years of combined experience handling all areas of employment law, including employment and executive agreements, wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, whistle blowing and retaliation. We also provide representation for pension and disability benefits appeals.
We know that a dispute connected to your livelihood can be especially frightening, distressing, and unsettling. We are committed to handling your case with respect and discretion. We are passionate about protecting and enforcing employee rights. We will provide responsive personal attention, compassion, and ongoing feedback – all while vigorously and aggressively representing your best interests. Please call your Eatontown employment lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. at 732-493-9400, or contact us online for a free consultation.