It would be best if you never were made to feel uncomfortable in your place of work. In fact, you hold particular rights as an employee of a New Jersey workplace, and you must ensure that they are not infringed upon. Otherwise, you may have to take steps toward filing a lawsuit against your employer. Continue reading to learn how one of the experienced New Jersey employment lawyers at The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. can guide you through this.
Under what circumstances would an employment lawyer help me?
Essentially, you may need to acquire the assistance of an employment lawyer if your rights as an employee have been violated. These rights are outlined in the New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and many other state and federal laws.
With that being said, a lawyer may be able to help you in the following circumstances:
- You believe that your employer wrongfully terminated you.
- You believe that your employer wrongfully punished you for reporting illegal activity or unsafe conditions in the workplace.
- You believe that your employer treated you differently in the hiring process due to your race, nationality, color, etc.
- You believe that your employer treated you differently in the workplace due to your pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, etc.
- You believe that your employer made you subject to verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature with the intention of impacting the condition of your employment.
- You believe that your employer is not giving you a certain pay, overtime pay, or established rate of pay that you are entitled to.
- You believe that your employer is not giving you a certain employment agreement that you are entitled to.
- You believe that your employer is not giving you a certain Family Paid Medical Leave Act right that you are entitled to.
What steps can a lawyer guide me through?
While an employment lawyer can come to your aid, you must also take some initiative when it comes to your legal action. Nonetheless, a lawyer can guide you through the following steps:
- Reporting the incident to your Human Resources department (i.e., official complaint form, email, etc).
- Collecting evidence that points to your incident (i.e., photos and videos, witness testimonies, etc).
- Reviewing your workplace policy and employment agreement (that you signed up for).
- Preparing for a disciplinary hearing (if you work at a public entity).
- Filing your claim before the state of New Jersey’s statute of limitations (which is generally two years from the date of your incident).
Before it is too late, you must retain the services of one of the skilled New Jersey employment lawyers. We are ready and willing to take on your case.