Employment discrimination is a serious issue in the United States that affects individuals on a daily basis. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) indicates that there were nearly 90,000 workplace discrimination charges filed with the agency during 2014 alone. Discrimination in the workplace can take a variety of forms, including harassment, failure to get hired because of membership in a certain group, getting fired, demotion, or unequal pay. Thankfully for employees, many instances of discrimination are unlawful under state and/or federal law. Some of the characteristics for which a person may not be discriminated against include the following:
Union County Employment Discrimination Attorney
- Atypical cellular or blood trait
- Family status
- Military service
- Political affiliation
- Genetic information
- Sexual orientation
People who believe that they may have been discriminated against should be aware that not every instance of rude or offensive conduct is sufficient to establish an employment discrimination claim. Whether a particular incident or pattern of conduct is legally actionable depends on a number of factors, so it is extremely important for anyone who believes that he or she has been the victim of workplace discrimination to discuss their circumstances with an experienced Union County employment discrimination lawyer as soon as possible.
Union County Personal Injury Attorney
Every day, people in New Jersey and across the United States are injured in accidents that occur through no fault of their own. In many of these cases, the people who are hurt sustain extremely serious economic and non-economic losses, including physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost income, property damage, loss of quality of life, and significant medical expenses. New Jersey law operates to compensate people who are injured by the negligence of others for these and other losses, so it is important for victims to be certain to explore all of their legal options. Union County personal injury attorney David H. Kaplan regularly represents people injured in a variety of accidents, including the following:
While many people believe that personal injury law only applies to accident victims, individuals who are hurt by the intentional acts of others may also recover. Mr. Kaplan also represents individuals who have suffered harm in cases involving assault and battery, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and intentional acts resulting in financial harm.
Union County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that there were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported by private employers in 2014. Workplace injuries often entitle victims to significant benefits through the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Program, regardless of fault. Workers who are injured in workplace accidents or who develop illnesses that are related to their employment can often benefit greatly by retaining an attorney familiar with the workers’ compensation system. Some of the ways in which an attorney can help injured workers include the following:
- Handle any communication with the insurance company or employer regarding the claim
- Ensure that they receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled
- File a claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation, if necessary
- Represent them in any administrative or judicial proceeding that may occur
Contact Union County, New Jersey Attorney David H. Kaplan Today to Schedule a Free Consultation!
Victims of workplace accidents, employment discrimination, or incidents caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another person should retain qualified legal counsel immediately as they may be entitled to substantial compensation. With over three decades of experience practicing law in New Jersey, Union County lawyer David H. Kaplan has the experience required to bring your case to the best resolution possible. Importantly, Mr. Kaplan takes these types of cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you will not have to pay anything for legal representation up-front and will not incur any legal fees unless Mr. Kaplan recovers on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Kaplan, call our office today 973-426-0021 or send us an email through our online contact form.