Employment discrimination can occur in a variety of contexts and is prohibited by various state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. These laws prohibit discrimination based on certain protected characteristics, including the following:
- Family status
- National Origin
- Gender identity or expression
- Military service
Employees have the right to be free from any type of discrimination or harassment based on the above factors and, if an employer violates this right, an employee can file a legal claim for certain remedies, including reinstatement of their position, lost wages, and more. In addition, an employer cannot take any form of retaliation against an employee for complaining of unlawful discrimination or harassment. Retaliation can come in many different forms, such as demotion, transfer to a less desirable position, discipline, denial of a pay increase or promotion, wrongful termination, and any other adverse employment action. Federal and state laws also provide important protections for whistleblowers and for individuals who take time from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) due to an qualified illness, injury, or to take care of an ill family member. Employment law cases can be complex, however, so it is imperative to have an attorney who is thoroughly familiar with all of the relevant laws protecting your rights.
A significant number of people sustain work-related injuries or develop occupational illnesses each year in the state of New Jersey. Fortunately for workers, New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Program provides a no-fault insurance system that entitles victims of workplace accidents and people who have developed work-related medical conditions to significant benefits.
In some cases, victims may have difficulties obtaining the benefits to which they are legally entitled, so it is advisable for anyone that has been hurt in a workplace accident in Morris County to talk to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. There are many ways that a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney can be of assistance, including the following:
- Represent you in the informal resolution of any dispute you may have with your employer or your employer’s insurance company.
- Assist in preparing any paperwork that you may need to file with the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
- Represent you in any hearing or judicial proceeding that may occur.
Accidents that are caused by the negligence of other people are often capable of leaving innocent victims with serious injuries that can have a significant impact on their quality of life. In many cases, people who are hurt in preventable accidents incur extensive medical expenses, lose a substantial amount of income due to being unable to work, experience tremendous physical and emotional pain and suffering, and may sustain thousands of dollars in property damage. Thankfully for victims, these and other economic and noneconomic losses are often compensable under New Jersey law.
Morris County, New Jersey personal injury attorney David H. Kaplan represents individuals injured in a variety of preventable accidents, including the following:
In addition, Mr. Kaplan also represents the rights of people injured by the intentional acts of others, such as assault, battery, or defamation. Importantly, while it may be tempting to accept the first settlement offer that an insurance company makes, it is important to note that individuals who retain legal representation often obtain significantly larger settlements or awards than victims of accidents who choose to represent themselves.
Individuals who have been hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of others, suffered work-related injuries, or have been adversely affected by employment discrimination should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Attorney David Kaplan has been practicing law for more than 30 years in the state of New Jersey and is committed to getting his clients the full and fair value of their legal claim. To schedule a free consultation with a Morris County lawyer, call David H. Kaplan, Attorney at Law today at 973-426-0021 or send us an email through our online contact form.