New Jersey Union Rights Retaliation Lawyers
Unions are a valued part of our ever-changing economy. As part of a union, you should be free to exercise your rights without fear of retaliation from your employer. However, this is not always the case. Some unscrupulous business may try to squash your union rights, and take revenge when you try to fight back. You do not have stand down. We are here to help.
The New Jersey law firm of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. staunchly advocates for union members’ rights. Do not be afraid to exercise your American rights as a union member. You are protected from retaliation from your employer. You do not have to take the abuse lying down – get a qualified attorney in your corner to fight back.
Your rights as a union member
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers.
Under the Union Members’ Bill of Rights, union members these rights:
- equal rights to participate in union activities
- freedom of speech and assembly
- voice in setting rates of dues, fees, and assessments
- protection of the right to sue
- safeguards against improper discipline
If you have any questions about your rights, speak with your union officer for clarity. One of our labor lawyers can also assist.
The National Labor Relations Act
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal law that governs labor relations in private companies that meet certain revenue standards. Under the Act, you have the right to organize a union, engage in strikes, picket, and bargain collectively through a representative.
Additionally, your employer is forbidden from retaliating against you if you or other union members exercise your union rights at work. Your employer is prohibited from interfering with any of those rights.
If you are acting in concert with other employees, but you are not part of an organized union, you may still be protected under the NLRA.
What is retaliation?
If your employer treats you unfavorably at work because you exercised your union rights, it may be retaliation. Retaliation includes:
- Demotion or job reassignment
- Pay cuts
You must be able to prove the retaliatory behavior is connected to your activity as a union member. For example, it is illegal for your employer to fire you for participating in a strike. If you were discharged shortly after a strike, you must prove to a court that the termination was a result of your participation in a strike.
Any form of discipline or retaliation motivated by an employee’s engaging in protected concerted activity is unlawful.
Contact our New Jersey union rights retaliation lawyers today
If you feel your union rights have been violated or you have been retaliated against, do not hesitate to speak with an New Jersey employment attorney at Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. You may be entitled to compensation, For a free case evaluation, call our firm today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.