NJ Discrimination Attorneys Right Workplace Wrongs
Effective claim resolution from Deutsch Atkins, P.C.
Proving unlawful workplace discrimination is very difficult. "Smoking gun" evidence is rare, and few employees willingly testify against their employers. More often, plaintiffs must prove cases by inference and circumstantial evidence, which is why a qualified New Jersey discrimination lawyer is critical to your success. Deutsch Atkins, P.C. represents individuals, particularly senior management directors and officers, whose workplace discipline or termination is the result of unlawful discrimination. Through direct negotiations, mediation, arbitration or a lawsuit, our NJ discrimination attorneys help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Protection from discrimination in NJ and NY
Deutsch Atkins, P.C., one of Northern New Jersey's largest plaintiffs employment law firms, effectively handles cases of discrimination against protected classes of employees and job applicants. Under state and/or federal law, workers must not be subjected to adverse job actions because of their age, disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, pregnancy or sexual orientation. Sexual harassment is also a form of discrimination.
How can I prove discrimination?
To prove discrimination, you must demonstrate that your employer intentionally treated you differently because you are a member of a protected group. Evidence supporting your claim may include:
- Testimony from someone with firsthand knowledge of the discriminatory behavior
- Corroborating documents
- Statistics revealing how the discrimination adversely affected your group
How do I file a discrimination claim in New Jersey?
Did you follow the company’s guidelines for filing a discrimination complaint, but nothing has changed? Before you can file suit against your employer, you must file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The charge must be submitted within 180 days of the discriminatory event and must include the following:
- Information about the company, including the number of employees
- A brief description of why you believe you were discriminated against, including specific events and dates
Once your claim is filed, the EEOC investigates or recommends mediation.
What kind of compensation can I expect?
If the EEOC establishes that discrimination took place, you may receive the following compensation:
- Hiring, reinstatement or promotion
- Back pay and benefits
- Reimbursement for job search or medical expenses
- Compensation for legal fees, expert witness fees and court costs
- Compensation for emotional harm, including mental anguish, inconvenience or loss of enjoyment of life
Contact our NJ discrimination attorneys to maximize compensation
Deutsch Atkins, P.C. has won many precedent-setting cases, changing the landscape of New Jersey employment discrimination law and obtaining millions of dollars for thousands of clients. We have the experience and resources to challenge even the most powerful corporate defendants. For a confidential consultation with one of our experienced New Jersey discrimination attorneys, call 800.498.0991 or contact us online.