New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer
Employment Discrimination Lawyer Helping Workers in New Jersey and New York
Even so-called “at-will” employees are protected from unlawful discrimination at work and cannot be fired or adversely treated based on race, gender, religion, disability and other characteristics. Unfortunately, illegal discrimination occurs at workplaces with astonishing frequency. Victimized workers often do not know how to prove that they were discriminated against, or they are punished further for trying to speak out. New York employment discrimination lawyer Linda Kenney Baden knows the laws and how to prove a case of employment discrimination. The Law Office of Linda Kenney Baden is dedicated to speaking out for the rights of employees who have been subjected to discrimination in the workplace. Call 732-219-7770 to discuss your case. Successful civil rights lawyer Linda Kenney Baden can be your advocate to ensure fair treatment at work and fair compensation for mistreatment.
At Will Employment and Anti-Discrimination Laws
Both New York and New Jersey are considered “employment at will” states. Many people – employers and employees alike – misinterpret this to mean that employees can be fired for any reason and have no rights regarding employment. All “employment at will” actually means is that employers do not have to give advance notice to their workers before terminating their employment, and employees do not have to give notice to their employer before quitting. Neither the employer nor the employee needs to give a reason to end the employment relationship, either.
This does not mean that employers can fire, or refuse to hire, workers because of their race, religion or other protected characteristics. Dozens of federal laws prohibit discrimination based on conditions such as age, race, sex/gender, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, and even genetic makeup. Attorney Linda Kenney Baden can help you enforce your rights before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in federal court under any of the following laws, to name just a few:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Equal Pay Act (EPA)
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
- Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
In addition, New Jersey, New York and New York City have their own laws which match and even go beyond federal law, protecting workers based on characteristics such as marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, actual or perceived age, alienage or citizenship status, military status, creed, criminal or arrest record, or status as a victim of domestic violence. The Law Office of Linda Kenney Baden is ready to appear in state court or before local boards and commissions to enforce your rights under:
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination
- New York City Human Rights Law
- New York State Human Rights Law
Employment discrimination laws protect people from discrimination in all aspects of employment, including job applications, interviews and hiring; job assignments and transfers; promotions and bonuses; discipline and demotion; and, of course, termination. Employers who are accused of discrimination may offer up some nondiscriminatory reason for their decision, but this reason may only be a pretext masking their true discriminatory intent. An experienced employment discrimination attorney knows how to conduct an investigation and build a strong case proving that unlawful employment discrimination has taken place.
Dedicated and Successful New York Employment Discrimination Lawyer
If you have been subjected to discrimination at work, you may be entitled to money damages or other remedies such as hiring, reinstatement, position advancement, back pay and more. In New York and New Jersey, contact the Law Office of Linda Kenney Baden at 732-219-7770 to speak with a compassionate and dedicated employment discrimination lawyer.