Workplace Retaliation in New Jersey | What to Know

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Our firm recognizes how stressful workplace retaliation can be. If you are in this situation, look no further than The Vigilante Law Firm. Our Gloucester County workplace retaliation lawyer will fight for you and your rights.

How does New Jersey define workplace retaliation?

It is important to recognize what workplace retaliation is. Essentially, if you make a complaint of discrimination or report an incident at work, your employer is not permitted to retaliate against you in any way. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we may think. That is why it is important to be aware of some of the most common examples of retaliation in the workplace. They include and are not limited to, the following:

  • Reduction of pay
  • Decrease in hours worked
  • Denial of overtime pay
  • Blacklisting
  • Demotions
  • Disciplinary action
  • Unfair termination

If you believe you are facing workplace retaliation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and your legal options with our dedicated legal team. We are here to help you protect your rights.

What rights do I have?

When facing workplace retaliation, you will want to keep your rights in mind at all times. There are several types of illegal or unethical acts that happen in the workplace, and reporting this conduct is protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This act states that it is unlawful to discriminate against an employee due to his or her race, gender, national origin, skin color, and more. If you believe that you were discriminated against or harassed in the workplace, you have the right to report the incident and seek justice without the worry of being retaliated against by your employer.

What steps should I take if I believe I am being retaliated against?

In the event that you believe that you are a victim of discrimination or harassment, or you think you have been retaliated against by your employer, be sure to reach out to a skilled employment law attorney as soon as you are able. This is because there is a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the incident to file your claim. Even though two years may seem like a long time, it is easy to put it off if you are job hunting, struggling financially, etc. Do not hold off on starting your claim, or else you risk losing the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.

Reach out today to speak with one of our dedicated New Jersey employment lawyers.

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The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.

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