Do I Have an Employment Law Case?

The State of New Jersey is very strict when it comes to employment law. The complexity of this law can stop an employee from pursuing compensation as the result of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace. Having a clear understanding of what your rights are will help you determine if you have been subject to any illegal activity in the workplace.

It is important to know that any discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace is illegal under New Jersey State law. If you have been unfairly treated due to race, sexual orientation, religion, any disabilities, your age, gender or simply for being different you may be a victim of workplace misconduct. Also, it is important to note that physical harm does not have to take place in order for illegal conduct to be present. Furthermore, If you feel like you have been wrongfully terminated, not receiving equal pay or subject to a hostile work environment you may be a victim of employment misconduct. The severity of an employment law case depends on a few different factors.

How long has the conduct been going on?

Has this misconduct been a constant experience for a employee and has it been going on for an extended period of time? While one instance of misconduct or discrimination is taken very seriously and should never happen at all, continuous harassment, bullying or discrimination will help prove workplace misconduct in a court of law.

Who is the responsible party?

Was the responsible party a fellow colleague, manager, supervisor, executive or owner at your firm? All instances are still very serious and should be reported to your Human Resources Department immediately. If the appropriate parties refuse to resolve the situation or do nothing about any misconduct, more liability and responsibility would be on the entire company. Anyone that turns a blind eye or sweeps any misconduct under the rug is just as responsible as the guilty party. In addition, if there is any form of retaliation or discrimination due to reporting misconduct is illegal under New Jersey state law.

Contact one of our Mercer County, New Jersey  employment lawyers today to learn more.

The attorneys at Kamensky, Cohen & Riechelson have been representing victims of workplace misconduct for over 40 years. They have successfully represented their clients, awarding thousands in punitive damages. Contact us today to learn more and receive a risk-free consultation.

Princeton Woman Injured in Single-Vehicle Car Accident

Police in Princeton NJ are investigating a traffic accident that resulted in a local woman being hospitalized.

According to authorities, the 56-year-old victim was driving her 1997 Ford Expedition on Mercer Street near Hale Drive when she lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the road.

The SUV ultimately came to a stop when it struck a large, uprooted tree on the side of the road.

Sometime later, emergency responders arrived at the scene and found that the woman was trapped inside the vehicle. The emergency responders eventually removed the woman from the SUV.

Police said that the driver suffered minor injuries in the accident. After the driver was extricated from the vehicle, she was transported to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, where she received medical treatment for her injuries.

In addition to causing bodily injuries to the driver, the accident also resulted in extensive damage to the front end of the SUV.

Police had to shut down Mercer Street for roughly one hour after the accident. Once the woman was taken to the hospital and the debris was removed from the street, police reopened the road for traffic.

Princeton police indicated that the accident is currently under investigation. At this time, the driver has not been charged with reckless driving or careless driving.

To learn more, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Princeton Woman Hospitalized After Crashing into Tree.”

Cohen and Riechelson Present Seminar on NJ & PA Automobile Laws

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson Partners Philip Cohen and Kevin Riechelson have been invited to present a Continuing Legal Education seminar for the Gloucester County Legal Education Association (GCLEA), an approved provider of NJ & PA CLE credits. The presentation, titled “A Comparison Between PA & NJ Automobile Law,” will take place on November 22nd as part of Gloucester County’s all-day Legal Seminar. Phil and Kevin have previously presented this seminar to members of both Mercer County (NJ) and Bucks County (PA) Bar Association members.

The Partners’ in-depth knowledge and experience regarding the issues surrounding New Jersey and Pennsylvania automobile accidents, auto insurance, and medical injury treatment involving auto accidents means that KCR has a distinct advantage in assisting clients who need to make decisions on how, when, and where to file their auto accident injury claims.