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At Phillips & Associates, our seasoned New Jersey employment lawyers are dedicated to fighting for workers. When you go up against your employer for discrimination or harassment, the employer may secure a defense team to aggressively counter your claims and make sure you don’t get the full value of your case. Many supervisors and managers are trained to avoid admitting bias when they terminate an employer or take another adverse employment action. The stakes in employment lawsuits are often high. You should hire a lawyer who is as experienced as your employer’s. We’ve negotiated and tried lawsuits that resulted in millions of dollars in awards and settlements for workers. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we won’t be paid unless we obtain money on your behalf. Call our team for a free initial consultation.

Employment Law in New Jersey

We handle employment lawsuits that arise out of federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Our clients’ lawsuits may involve discrimination or harassment based on the following protected traits:

New Jersey Communities Should Not Have to Face Workplace Discrimination

Federal laws under which you may be able to pursue a workplace discrimination claim include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Our lawyers will need to file a charge with the EEOC before pursuing remedies in federal court. Laws like Title VII govern workplaces only when they have a minimum of 15 employees.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination is the state law that prohibits employment discrimination. Like certain federal laws, this law applies to workplaces that have at least 15 employees. Traits protected under the law include race, color, creed, nationality, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood traits, genetic information, disability, military service status, civil union status or domestic partnership status.

Filing a Lawsuit for Workplace Sexual Harassment

Federal Title VII and the state law prohibit sexual harassment, which is any kind of conduct or speech that is unwelcome and based on sex. Under state law you have a right to work in a place free from sexual harassment no matter the size of your employer. You may be able to pursue relief even if a New Jersey company has just one employee. We handle a wide range of harassment lawsuits including those that involve:

Pregnancy and Family Discrimination

You may be excited about having a baby. However, some companies don’t recognize that employees may not want to be treated any differently because they are expecting. If you faced pregnancy discrimination on the job, you should talk to the experienced attorneys of Phillips & Associates. We represent clients in lawsuits arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including those conditions that are disabling. Give us a call if you believe you may have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or harassment and learn more here:

Disability and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Disturbingly, workers with disabilities continue to face prejudice in the workplace, although the law forbids discrimination. Whether you face physical, mental, or emotional impairments, you should know you have certain legal protections in the workplace. If your employer took an adverse employment action against you because of a disability, you may be able to bring a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the state law. Under certain circumstances, you may be entitled to leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act if your employer has at least 50 employees and meets other conditions. Call us for a consultation about:

We Fight for Your Rights

Our experienced trial counsel represents workers who face workplace wrongs in litigation, along with other proceedings and other employment law matters, such as failure to pay overtime. We handle:

Consult Employment Attorneys Who Serve New Jersey Communities

If you were discriminated or harassed, you shouldn’t have to go up against your employer alone. The seasoned Princeton employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates provide a free initial consultation to those in New Jersey communities who believe they may have a claim. Contact us at (866) 475-4267 or by completing our online Contact Us form. We look forward to speaking with you.

Managing Partner in New Jersey - Bryan Arce

What Our Clients Say?
"Phillips & Associates did a wonderful job. I would recommend Brittany Stevens." Angel
"Employment dispute I had a dispute with my former employer, Jesse Weinstein was patient and thorough with my case. He covered every angle and was able to help me with my dispute. I would recommend Jesse Weinstein and Phillips and Associates in the future to anyone." Margaret
"Hands down the best law firm for labor disputes in NYC. Being in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years I can say that this law firm is the number one choice for workers in the restaurant business that need to sue their company for wrongful termination. A special compliment to my lawyer Brittany Stevens. An amazing person and well prepared experienced lawyer. She was professional and empathetic to my case and worked in a time appropriate manner. She never miss a phone call at any hour of the day. Brittany and her team helped me with what I needed, when I needed it. I want to thank them all (especially Brittany), for a job well done." Massimo
"Jesse Weinstein handled my discrimination case. He was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process and remained professional and consistent even when I could not. I really felt like he had my back and I didn't have to worry. His expertise, combined with the experience of the Firm, resulted in the best possible outcome of my case. Although I wouldn't wish what I went through on anyone, things do and always will happen and I would highly recommend Jesse and this Firm to anyone facing discrimination or other workplace issues." Karen
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