Sexual harassment and discrimination can make your workplace miserable and affect your career goals and mental health.
If you are in a toxic workplace, you must speak with an employment lawyer to discuss potential legal action.
Ihab Ibrahim Law Firm in Jersey City, NJ, can help you with various employment law issues and hold negligent employers accountable.
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Knowing Your Rights as an Employee
Workers have federal protections while on the job as outlined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). These employment protections include:
- The right to not be discriminated against or harassed
- The right to receive equal pay for equal work
- The right to receive reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons (FMLA)
- The right to confidentiality about medical or genetic information
- The right to report discriminatory actions without facing retaliation (e.g., wrongful termination)
- The right to work in non-hostile work environment
Having a New Jersey employment lawyer on your side can help you leverage these protections against a hostile workplace. You pay $0 on elligible cases.
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You Have a Limited Time to File Your Complaint
In the state of New Jersey, you can file a formal complaint about workplace discrimination or harassment within 180 days of the act in question with the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety Division on Civil Rights. If you miss that deadline, you still have up to 300 days to file a complaint to the EEOC. The sooner you file your complaint, the better.
Why You Need an Employment Attorney
Professional Evaluation of Your Case
Many people wonder if they have legitimate harassment or discrimination claims worth pursuing. A lawyer can review your case and let you know what your next steps should be moving forward. This helps workers feel emboldened to seek action against their employer.
Familiarity with Employment Laws
A lawyer understands how federal employment laws and New Jersey State Labor Laws affect different practice areas of workplace litigation. Your attorney will help you understand how wage and hour statutes and other applicable employment laws apply to your case.
Keeping You on Task
There are many filing deadlines to keep in mind when making a complaint against your employer. A lawyer can keep tabs on when federal or state paperwork needs to be completed, and note important dates relevant to your case. This will keep your employment case moving.
Legal Peace of Mind
Even if you are in the right, it can feel intimidating to take on your employer over mistreatment. Your lawyer will help you feel assured throughout the litigation process. Your lawyer will be the intermediary between you and your employer's legal team, always advocating for your rights.
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Contact Our Law Firm in Jersey City, NJ
Have you faced sexual harassment while on the job? Did co-workers or supervisors engage in discrimination against you? Workplace harassment should not be tolerated, which is why it's important to discuss your case with the team at Ihab Ibrahim Law Firm. We can hold co-workers and employers accountable for fostering a hostile environment.
During a free consultation, attorney Ihab Ibrahim will review the details of your case. He will discuss all of your legal options and what steps you can take next.
To discuss your wage or employment law case with an attorney in Jersey City, NY, contact our law firm today. You can also set up a complimentary consultation by phone.
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Employment discrimination refers to being treated differently at your workplace due to some aspect of your identity. You may be passed up for a promotion/raise or denied reasonable accommodations at your workplace for your religious beliefs or a medical condition.
Workplace discrimination covers unfair treatment due to your:
- Skin color
- Gender identity
- Sexual orientation
- Medical history
If you feel that you are receiving less favorable treatment from your employer and this mistreatment is rooted in your identity, appearance, or beliefs, our Jersey City, NJ, law firm can help.
Like discrimination, sexual harassment can affect different aspects of your work, from your wages and job title to your continued employment at a company. Sexual harassment generally takes two forms:
Quid Pro Quo
From the Latin phrase "something for something," this form of sexual harassment involves some type of sexual favor in exchange for some work-related benefit. This may include favors for improved wages, a promotion, or even continued employment.
Hostile Work Environment
A hostile workplace is an environment that someone finds intimidating or unpleasant. In the context of sexual harassment, this includes workplaces that normalize crude sexual jokes and comments among co-workers and encourage sexual harassment.
Common Examples of
- Unwanted physical contact at work or work functions
- Unwanted sexual advances from co-workers
- Sexist or sexual comments at the workplace
- Sharing sexist or sexual images with co-workers
- Refusal of promotion for rejecting a supervisor's advances
- Termination for rejecting a boss' advances
Online Discrimination and Harassment
Many modern workplaces involve online interactions with co-workers and supervisors. Zoom, Slack, and other programs have changed the nature of meetings and team interaction. Both discrimination and sexual harassment can occur in these digital and virtual spaces whether you're a full-time remote employee or your employer uses apps while people are at the office.
Examples of online sexual harassment include:
- Sharing of inappropriate images online
- Displaying explicit images
- Unwanted texts or DMs
Traditional employment law practice areas apply to online spaces. If you've experienced online discrimination or harassment, speak with a New Jersey employment attorney today.
Retaliation refers to an employer punishing a worker for making a complaint about harassment, discrimination, or another employment issue. Retaliation can take different forms, from refusing a raise to firing an employee. If your employer has retaliated against you for reporting mistreatment, Ihab Ibrahim Law Firm can help.
Fighting Discrimination and Harassment in Jersey City
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