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Battling Race, Ethnic and National Origin Discrimination in New Jersey

Effective legal help for a variety of NJ discrimination cases

State law prohibits employers in New Jersey from practicing racial, ethnic or nation of origin discrimination. Federal law also prohibits discrimination based on these characteristics. Unfortunately, legal prohibitions do not ensure the fair treatment of employees. But, they do mean that the victims of adverse job actions based on such factors have legal recourse. Deutsch Atkins, P.C. protects the rights of employees who’ve been subject to racial, ethnic or nation of origin discrimination in New Jersey and New York. Our founding partners each have more than 30 years of experience and have secured millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of clients.

Deutsch Atkins, P.C. upholds the values of the American melting pot

Race, ethnicity and country of origin are immutable characteristics. Individuals cannot alter the circumstances of their birth. Nor should anyone in the United States — a nation that has drawn immigrants from all over the world — be made to feel unworthy because of those circumstances. On the state and federal level, antidiscrimination law prohibits discrimination in these areas:

  • Hiring
  • Promotions
  • Retention
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Other aspects of employment

If you believe you are in any way being treated differently because you are not of the same race or ethnicity as your co-workers, or because of your immigrant status, a New Jersey discrimination law firm may be able to show you how the situation can be rectified. If you have been the victim of harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination, your legal concerns can be addressed with one of our NJ employment law attorneys.

A note regarding NJ racial discrimination

People may believe they have a claim for employment discrimination because of unequal treatment resulting from nepotism, favoritism, personality conflicts, bullying or just plain unfairness. Merely having a bad boss does not give you any legal rights under U.S. or New Jersey discrimination laws.

To bring a claim, you must establish that you received unequal treatment as a result of your race, ethnicity or national origin. You must assemble direct or indirect evidence. An employer’s continuous use of ethnic or racial slurs is relevant, as is unequal treatment of workers who belong to a particular racial group. However, the fact that you belong to a minority is not enough to support a claim of discrimination. NJ race discrimination cases are challenging, which is why help from an experienced discrimination attorney is critical.

Contact our NJ attorneys for advice about racial, ethnic or national origin discrimination

If you believe you have lost your job as a result of racial, ethnic or national origin discrimination, discuss your potential legal remedies with one of our employment law attorneys. Call 551.245.8894 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; Rockland County, New York; and Midtown Manhattan.