Employment discrimination occurs when a person is treated in an unequal manner in violation of his or her legal rights or ability. Although state and federal laws prohibit discrimination in employment, availability of housing, educational opportunities, civil rights and the use of facilities, discrimination happens every day.

According to the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) makes it illegal for an employer or potential employer to discriminate against an individual based on the employee or potential employee’s:

  • Age
  • AIDS and HIV status
  • Ancestry
  • Atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Domestic partnership or civil union status
  • Familial status
  • Gender (sex)
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Genetic information
  • Liability for military service
  • Marital status
  • Mental or physical disability
  • Nationality
  • National origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation

If you believe that you have been a victim of employment discrimination, our Mercer County attorneys can help. At Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C., we advocate on behalf of individuals who have suffered harassment and discrimination. We handle all types of discrimination cases, and can provide an experienced age discrimination attorney or racial discrimination lawyer to protect your rights.

Gender-based discrimination

Also known as sex discrimination, gender discrimination is defined as treating a person unfavorably because of his or her sex. In the workplace, this may occur, for example, when a woman is refused a promotion in favor of a less qualified male colleague. Gender discrimination is a serious issue that can impede a person’s career advancement and opportunities. The Mercer County gender discrimination attorneys at Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C. have the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary to successfully pursue your gender discrimination claim.

Our Mercer County gender discrimination lawyers speak with you to learn the details of your case before building a strategy designed to resolve your lawsuit efficiently and effectively.

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Discrimination based on pregnancy

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. But if you are working or searching for a job while pregnant, you may find yourself facing discrimination. Perhaps you have been passed over for a promotion or turned down for a job despite your stellar qualifications. If you feel the decision was made based on your pregnancy, time you took off for childbirth or a medical condition related to your pregnancy or childbirth, you may have a pregnancy discrimination case.

At Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C. in Princeton, our Mercer County pregnancy discrimination attorneys are prepared to help. We take this violation of your rights seriously, and as experienced Mercer County pregnancy discrimination lawyers we have the knowledge and skill needed to provide quality legal counsel in this situation.

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Sexual orientation discrimination

If your employer or colleagues have treated you differently or harassed you because of your actual or perceived sexual orientation, you may be a victim of sexual orientation discrimination. Victims of sexual orientation discrimination include individuals who are homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. It may be time to speak with an experienced Mercer County sexual orientation discrimination lawyer.

In New Jersey, discriminating against an employee in a public or private company based on his or her sexual orientation is against state law. Discriminating against a federal employee based on his or her sexual orientation is against federal law, but there is no equivalent federal statute regulating private companies.

A sexual orientation discrimination attorney in Mercer County can help. At the Princeton law firm of Zuckerman Fisher, L.L.C, our Mercer County sexual orientation discrimination attorneys stand ready to fight for you.

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Contact us for a skilled discrimination attorney in Mercer County

Determining whether you have a claim for employment discrimination requires the assistance of an experienced attorney. If you believe you are the victim of discrimination, please contact the law office of Zuckerman & Fisher, L.L.C. online or at 609.514.0514 to speak with a seasoned discrimination attorney.