New Jersey Caregiver Discrimination

By Thomas McKinney

It is illegal in New Jersey for an employer to discriminate against an employee because they are a caregiver for their children, parents or spouse.  Employers are prohibited from treating you differently because you provide childcare or take care of an elderly or unhealthy parent.

An employee can demonstrate disparate treatment as a result of being a caregiver by demonstrating that (1) the employer asked if they were married, had children or childcare responsibilities; (2) the employer made comments about pregnant women or working parents; (3) the employer began subjecting you to less favorable treatment after learning about childcare; (4) workers without caregiver responsibilities received more favorable treatment; or (5) you were assigned less favorable jobs or assignment.

These are only examples of evidence of disparate treatment.  You should contact our NJ Discrimination Lawyers for additional information about your potential childcare or caretaker discrimination case.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.