Are you a member of a protected class but have been treated differently than your coworkers with the same position, work experience and expertise? If so, you may a victim of employment discrimination. Many individuals in New Jersey and across the country are discriminated against at work. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more than 84,000 charges of workplace discrimination were filed in 2017.
Employment discrimination, also called “workplace discrimination,” is the unfair treatment of an employee or job applicant due to certain attributes unrelated to the requirements of the job. Employees may be discriminated against due to race, religion, pregnancy, gender, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Examples of workplace discrimination include harassing an employee due to sexual orientation or being denied a job promotion due to pregnancy.
Federal and state laws, such as New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, are designed to protect workers from employment discrimination. These laws make it clear that workplace discrimination is illegal and unacceptable. To help you understand the laws that protect your freedom from discrimination in the workplace, our South Jersey employment discrimination lawyers have created this infographic.
Our South Jersey employment discrimination lawyers understand how damaging employment discrimination can truly be. If you experienced discrimination in the workplace, the South Jersey employment discrimination lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates are experienced and knowledgeable in employment law and will fight for your workplace rights. Call us at 856-245-5737 today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.