Princeton NJ Employment Discrimination Remedies Lawyer
With Offices in Trenton and Pennington, NJ
It is a sad reality that many workers in the State of New Jersey are victims of employment discrimination. The good news is that laws at both the federal level and the state level protect workers against employment discrimination. Together, these laws prohibit discrimination against workers on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, and pregnancy. Unfortunately, employment discrimination is an extremely complicated area of law that often requires filing claims with numerous agencies and making your case in several different forums. That’s why it is crucial for you to have an experienced employment discrimination lawyer on your side.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a law firm that has been assisting clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1972. During that time, we have helped countless workers seek remedies for employment discrimination in Mercer County, including Hamilton, Robbinsville, and East Windsor. We will guide you through the complex employment discrimination claims process and keep you informed every step of the way. Call KCR today to begin exploring your legal options.
Employment Discrimination Laws in Mercer County, New Jersey
The most significant federal antidiscrimination law is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, sex, religion, and national origin. Meanwhile, other federal statutes prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, disability, or pregnancy.
In New Jersey, the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) broadly prohibits employers from discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or pregnancy. The law applies to all job-related actions, including hiring, firing, promotions, benefits, or the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Remedies for Employment Discrimination in Hopewell NJ
If you have been the victim of job-related discrimination, there are multiple courses of action which you can pursue:
- Administrative Remedy: If you decide to seek an administrative remedy, you will need to file a complaint with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. A hearing will then be scheduled with the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law. Although you are not required to be represented by an attorney at this hearing, it is probably in your best interests to have legal counsel.
- Judicial Remedy: If you seek recourse through the courts, you will need to file a complaint in the county Superior Court. This kind of claim can result in additional compensation because you will potentially be able to seek punitive damages.
There are a number of potential damages available to a worker who has been the victim of discrimination in the workplace. Depending upon the circumstances, these damages may include:
- Job Reinstatement: An employee can seek to be placed back into the job position they were unfairly denied on the basis of a protected classification.
- Lost Income: An employee may recover income that was lost because of discrimination.
- Monetary Damages: An employee may be eligible for monetary damages to compensate for pain and suffering.
- Attorney’s Fees: An employee may be entitled to reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses, including attorney’s fees, which were incurred because of the employment discrimination complaint.
Speak with Lawrence NJ Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is prepared to assist you with your employment discrimination claim and help you get the remedies you deserve. Additionally, there are no upfront fees; we only get paid after you get paid. Call us now to discuss your workplace discrimination case, or email us to schedule a free, confidential consultation at our offices in Trenton or Pennington.