Being mistreated in the workplace is nothing less than unacceptable, especially if such mistreatment is in direct violation of federal and state employment law. Read on to discover what are the common types of employment law violations seen in the workplace and how a seasoned employee rights litigation lawyer in Gloucester County NJ, at The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C., can help you fight back.
What are the common employment law violations seen in the workplace?
It is an unfortunate truth that employment offenses occur far too often throughout New Jersey workplaces, even though they have been made illegal by federal and state law. The most common examples are as follows:
- Wage and hour disputes: that is, overtime pay, agreed-upon wage, final check, or minimum wage disputes.
- Discrimination claims: that is, sexual orientation, gender or sex, disability, pregnancy, age, race, religion, or marital status discrimination.
- Sexual harassment: that is, if your employer ties job actions to sexual factors, makes sexually suggestive comments, or otherwise.
- Worker retaliation: that is, your employer harasses you, wrongfully terminated you, or otherwise, after your whistleblower claim.
- Unpaid internships: that is, your employer treats you like a regular employee without paying you.
- Unequal pay: that is, your employer pays you significantly less than your coworker for substantially similar work.
What should I do if I am a victim of an employment law violation?
If you believe that you have been made a victim of an employment law violation, then you may be eligible to pursue legal actions against your employer. In doing so, it is critical that you seek legal representation from a competent employee rights litigation lawyer in Gloucester County NJ. This is because our team is well-versed in the established federal and state laws at your disposal when building your defense. Just some of the employment laws that may come in handy for your case include the following:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or the ADEA.
- The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or the ERISA.
- The Fair Labor Standards Act, or the FLSA.
- The Family and Medical Leave Act, or the FMLA.
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or the GINA.
- The National Labor Relations Act, or the NLRA.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act, or the OSHA.
- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or the SOX.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or the Title VII.
Rest assured, we are aware of which laws apply to your specific circumstances, and overall your rights as an employee, and we will use this to build your legal strategy. So, if you believe that litigation proceedings are the best move for you, then pick up the phone and give our firm a call today.