New Jersey Ethnicity Discrimination Lawyers
America has always celebrated its diversity –both geographically and culturally – and has always strived to promote equality amongst its citizens. When racial discrimination does occurs, however, there are labor laws in place that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or national origin on both at the federal and the state level.
The attorneys that comprise the employment law team at Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC have six decades of experience fighting for the rights of their clients who have been discriminated because of their ethnicity with awards in the millions of dollars.
Attorneys with a Strong Backgrounds in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Litigation
At the federal government level, a law known as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), forbids race discrimination as follows:
- Unfavorable treatment – Treating someone (an applicant or a employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features, skin.
- Association with certain race or color – Discriminating against someone due to the fact that they are associated with or married to a person of certain race or color, including groups or organizations that are typically associated with such race or color.
- Work situations – The hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
- Harassment – It is unlawful to harass a person because of that person’s race or color, including racial slurs, offensive or derogatory remarks, or the display of racially-offensive symbols.
It is important, however, to differentiate between simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, to frequent or severe treatment that a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in the firing or demotion of an employee.
New Jersey Law Prohibits Racial Discrimination
The State of New Jersey prohibits any form of racial discrimination not only in employment but in other areas such as education and housing. For example, it is illegal for any employer or a housing or real estate service to treat you in a discriminatory manner because of your race or ethnicity. Also, people of different race are to be treated equally in places of public accommodation.
Furthermore, it is illegal for someone to refuse to contract with anyone or enter into a business transaction simply because of someone’s race, color or ethnicity.
An employer’s duty not to discriminate on the basis of race extents not only to hiring but continues through the course of employment and even in events such as the need to lay off employees. It is also prohibited for an employer to advertise for a job specifying a preference based on person’s color, race or ethnicity.
Contact our New Jersey ethnicity discrimination lawyers today
It is prohibited to discriminate against someone based on their race or color or retaliate against someone because they made complaint or assisted in complaining against racial discrimination.
Because of the limited timeframe for filing suit for such cases, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case at (908) 561-5577. You can call us 24/7, and your initial consultation is free. We will guide you through the complete legal process, explain the pros and cons of the available legal options, and help you to get justice.