Employment Laws Protect Employees
New Jersey, like most states, is considered an “employment at will” jurisdiction, which means that in the absence of a contract, an employee can be terminated for any reason, unless specifically prohibited by law. Two important New Jersey laws that protect employees from wrongful termination are the Law Against Discrimination and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
At Robert A. Scirocco and Associates Counselors at Law, our attorneys provide experienced representation for the full spectrum of employment law and discrimination matters involving:
- Employment contracts
- Severance agreements
- Noncompete agreements
- Nonsolicitation agreements
- Contracts with restrictive covenants
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations
- Whistleblower complaints
- Discrimination matters
- Wrongful termination
Employment matters can be costly if not resolved in a timely manner. Put our experience to work for you.
We Will Help You Understand The Law Against Discrimination
The Law Against Discrimination prohibits an employer for discrimination against, harassing or terminating an employee based upon his race, sex, age, religious beliefs or if the individual has certain disabilities but can do the job. These are considered protected classes that are afforded special protections in the workplace with regard to hiring, treatment on the job and termination.
The creation of a “hostile work environment” or “failure to provide a reasonable accommodation” is a frequent base for filing suit. Also, employees are sometimes victimized by “sexual harassment” or “racial” or “age” discrimination for which legal representation is needed.
Whistleblower Regulations: The Conscientious Employee Protection Act
The Conscientious Employee Protection Act is New Jersey’s “whistleblower” law. This law affords certain rights and protections to individuals who refuse to participate in, complain about or report conduct at their workplace which they believe is illegal or harmful to co-workers or the public. This law is recourse for those who are punished or terminated for taking such actions.
At Robert A. Scirocco and Associates Counselors at Law, our attorneys have successfully represented litigants in the federal and state courts throughout New Jersey.
Are Arbitration Clauses Legal?
Yes, when certain circumstances are met. State and federal law generally favor arbitration clauses in contracts. However, not every arbitration provision in a contract will be enforceable in court. Because arbitration usually involves the parties waiving their right to resolve conflicts in court, judges want to be sure both parties agree to arbitration provisions in contracts. The court can invalidate an arbitration clause if there is no mutual consent by the parties. NAACP of Camden County. E. v. Foulke Mgmt., 421 N.J. Super. 404, 424 (App. Div. 2011).
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