Saturday, August 25, 2012

Workplace Discrimination in New Jersey: Bergen County lawyer (family, employment, criminal)

Our Bergen County lawyers specialize in family, employment, personal injury, and criminal law. If you believe you have been discriminated against in the workplace, contact us for a consultation. We will help you fight for justice.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits workplace discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of the protected categories named in the law. Employers may not discriminate on this basis against employees when making decisions about recruiting, interviewing, hiring, compensation, training, promotions, demotions, discipline, and terminations. The specific categories protected under the law are:
  • Race
  • Creed
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Nationality
  • Ancestry
  • Sex, including pregnancy status
  • Marital status
  • Domestic partnership status
  • Age
  • Affectional or sexual orientation
  • Atypical hereditary
  • Cellular or blood trait
  • Genetic information
  • Mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV-related illnesses

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