Jason Stump is a dedicated Princeton employment discrimination lawyer with Phillips & Associates. He provides compassionate and tenacious legal representation to workers who face discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the job. Our firm offers free consultations and represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we won’t get paid unless we recover damages or a settlement on your behalf.
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Mr. Stump graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theater. He traveled the United States for over a decade working as a dancer, actor, and tap dance teacher before discovering his passion for the practice of law.
He graduated from Rutgers Law School in New Jersey in 2021. In law school, he was an Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow and a Legal Writing Fellow. He received the Philadelphia Bar Association Eve Biskind Klothen Law Student Pro Bono Distinction Award; the Dean’s Pro Bono Publico Award for Exceptional Service, with Distinction; the Mary Philbrook Student Public Interest Award; and the Dean's Award for Service to Rutgers Law School. He served as the president of the Association of Public Interest Law, a Student Leader for the Voter Rights Pro Bono Project, and a Volunteer Educator for the Street Law Project.
While still in law school, Mr. Stump interned with the City of Philadelphia Law Department in the Civil Rights Unit, where he drafted memoranda on the PA Post Conviction Relief Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 malicious prosecution claims. He also interned with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, where he helped disabled clients obtain Supplemental Security Income, and the Public Interest Law Center, where he drafted legal memoranda on voting, protest rights, and the impact of environmental hazards on at-risk communities.
Before graduating from law school, Mr. Stump worked as a legal intern at the Office of Counsel for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, drafting executive orders and memoranda relevant to the Governor’s agenda. He also worked as a 2020 Election Fellow at the Office of Philadelphia City Commissioner Omar Sabir, working to implement election procedures based on recently enacted statutes.
Before joining our firm, Mr. Stump served as a law clerk for the Honorable James H. Pickering, Jr. at the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division. In that position, he conducted legal research, drafted memoranda and orders on employment discrimination matters, and moderated settlement negotiations in small claims court. In this role, he gained information valuable to a litigator about how judges think about cases.
Mr. Stump is admitted to practice law in Federal and State court in New Jersey, and he is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. He is proficient in conversational Spanish and is an animal rescue foster parent. He has traveled to Europe, the Caribbean, all 50 states, and United States National Parks.
Federal and state laws protect you from discrimination and sexual harassment in Princeton workplaces. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin, color, race, sex, and religion. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The federal anti-discrimination laws tend to apply to midsize or large companies, and they are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Mr. Stump and our other attorneys must file a charge with the EEOC within a certain time period before filing a lawsuit in federal court to recover damages.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination applies to smaller companies. Like federal law, it prohibits discrimination against employees based on their membership in a protected class. Protected characteristics include:
- National origin
- Sex (including pregnancy)
- Familial status
- Marital/civil union status
- Gender identity and expression
- Domestic partnership status,
- Affectional or sexual orientation
- Atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
- Genetic information
- Military service
- Mental and physical disability.
Under this law, damages could include compensatory damages, back pay, front pay, and injunctive relief. It may be appropriate to seek punitive damages when an employer’s misconduct is egregious.
Call Princeton Employment Attorney Jason Stump
It is likely your employer has more resources than you do and legal representation and advice, as well. You should seek legal counsel to be on equal footing when you go up against an employer. Mr. Stump is a trustworthy Princeton employment discrimination lawyer with Phillips & Associates. Complete our online form or call us at (212) 248-7431 if you believe you may have a claim. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis and provide free consultations.