New Jersey Employment Lawyers
Seasoned Lawyers Provide Experienced Guidance on Employment Law Issues in Bergen County and Throughout NJ
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have over 120 years’ collective experience handling various types of employment matters. New Jersey and federal laws provide a complex, inter-related system of rules governing situations in the employment context. Both from the employer and employee perspective, expert legal advice is important to making sure your rights are protected.
Employment law disputes are costly to both employers and employees. We work to defend employees who have been harmed by wrongdoing in the workplace—but we also work with clients to prevent issues that might give rise to employment litigation in the first place. Our varied experience allows us to provide the innovative solutions that our clients have come to rely upon over the years.
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Our lawyers are skilled in handling all employment law matters, both at the New Jersey state and federal levels. We can also help you explore mediation and arbitration as a means to facilitate resolution of employment disputes without the need for costly litigation.
Whether you have been harmed by workplace discrimination, need help evaluating an employment contract or have even been wrongfully terminated, our team is here to help. To learn more about our employment law practice and to schedule a free initial consultation, you can call our office or contact us online.
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Our Employment Law Practice
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have successfully helped clients in hundreds of employment law matters over the years. Our experience includes providing guidance, interpreting laws and offering creative solutions in matters such as:
- Employment contract negotiation
- Employment discrimination claims
- Sexual harassment
- Affirmative action issues
- Employment benefits
- Whistleblower cases
- Wrongful or retaliatory termination
- Drug testing
- Employee privacy matters
- Workplace violence and safety
- Hostile work environment claims
- Breach of non-compete clauses, restrictive covenants, severance agreements and confidentiality agreements
A Proven Track Record Of Outstanding Results For Employment Law Cases
Employment Law Matter
Our lawyers understand the law and know how to get effective results for our clients. When we take on a client, we devote the time needed to get to know you and understand your situation.
We avoid taking a cookie-cutter approach to employment law matters because there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Through aggressive advocacy and our powerful negotiation skills, we work tirelessly to get results for our clients when they need it the most. To learn more about our practice and how we can help, call for a free case review today.
New Jersey Employment Law Provides Significant Protections for Employees
Employees in New Jersey have the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace, have the right to fair wages and the right to reasonable accommodation for disabilities. In general, employees cannot be discriminated against or harassed because of membership in a protected class. This means that you may have the right to take legal action for discrimination in hiring, compensation, promotions and even termination based on:
- Race or national origin
- Sexual orientation
Employers are also prevented from discriminating against you or retaliating if you exercise your right to take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. To learn more about how our lawyers can help with workplace discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination, call for a free case review today.
Award-Winning Lawyers Fight to Protect Employees in Employment Law Matters
Employees in New Jersey have the basic right to have important employment-related decisions based upon experience and job performance. Our experience has taught us that many employees are uncertain where to turn for help in understanding their legal rights or enforcing those rights.
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers are here to evaluate your matter and provide guidance for what to do next. We are well-versed in the legal process that will apply in your employment law matter, and can help you with issues that may involve:
- The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
- The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)
- The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims
- And more
Many of these laws impose complex procedural requirements that must be followed in order to effectively protect your rights in the workplace. Our lawyers are here to help you understand your rights and advocate to protect those rights.
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers believe in the importance of dedicating personal attention to every case we handle. This allows us to more effectively advocate on your behalf, whether in fighting to protect your right to be free from discrimination or in negotiating an employment contract on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Proven Legal Team to Discuss Your Employment Law Matter
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we believe in strong preparation, hands-on interaction and skillful delivery of creative solutions for our clients. Over our decades of experience, we have developed a reputation for effective and strong legal advocacy. If you have a question about an employment law matter in New Jersey, our lawyers are here to provide answers.
You can meet with one of our employment lawyers to discuss your matter in a free, confidential no-obligation case review. To schedule your free consultation, call our office or fill out this online contact form today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Employment Law Claims
Employers are required by law to act fairly and not discriminatorily toward employees, former employees and applicants. Unfortunately, some employers fail to comply, instead violating state and federal statutes. In these circumstances, as a current, former or potential employee, you have a right to take legal action. At The Epstein Law Firm, we provide skilled representation to clients for a range of employment law disputes.
The information below can help to answer some common employment law questions.
When an employee or group of employees is treated less fairly than others because of their protected class, that is considered discrimination. Protected classes include race, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability and other legally protected categories.
Sexual harassment can range from a hostile work environment to “quid pro quo” (this for that) harassment. Hostile work environment harassment involves more pervasive conduct such as sexual comments, explicit jokes and unwanted touching. Quid pro quo harassment is more direct and tied to employment, such as when a supervisor requires a date or sex in exchange for favorable treatment at work.
It is true that New Jersey is an at-will employment state. It is not true that your employer can fire you for absolutely any reason. Your employer cannot terminate you for reporting harassment in the workplace, for example, or for taking leave under the federal FMLA law. These types of terminations would be considered retaliatory and are prohibited. Your employer also cannot fire you based on your membership in a protected class, such as if you have a disability that can be reasonably accommodated
In New Jersey, wrongful termination occurs when an employee is released from employment based on discrimination, retaliation, or other employee violations such as failure to accommodate a disability, when an employee becomes pregnant or when an employee takes a medical leave. The best way to determine wrongful termination in your situation is to consult with an employment law attorney.
Before signing any contract, it is obviously first important to read the terms of the contract. Some employment contracts can restrict your ability to get a different job in the same profession in the future. Others may provide the terms of your vacation and sick time, as well as dictate salary and bonus terms. Some employment contracts are more complex than others. Our lawyers can help review the specific terms of your contract and negotiate on your behalf to reach a fair agreement that you fully understand before signing.
In New Jersey, you are considered a whistleblower if you have engaged in a legally protected activity. This usually involves reporting, speaking out against, objecting to or refusing to participate in conduct that is unlawful or that goes against public policy. Different federal and state statues have different whistleblower provisions, so it may be necessary to consult with a lawyer to determine if you qualify for that status.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
If you are facing an employment law issue, contact our firm in Rochelle Park for knowledgeable legal advice. Call 201-231-7847 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.