NJ Employment Law | Employment Law in NJ | New Jersey Employment Laws

By Thomas McKinney

NJ Employment Law consists of both state and federal laws protecting employees in New Jersey. NJ Employment Law protects employees from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under NJ State Law. The Employment Laws in NJ protecting employees from discrimination and harassment is the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination makes it a violation of NJ Employment Law to treat employees differently (i.e. discriminate) due to their color, race, creed, nationality, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, ancestry, marital status, familial status, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, disability, perceived disability, military service and atypical hereditary blood or cellular trait. It is against NJ Employment Law for employers to discriminate against any person based on any of these categories. It al also a violation of Employment Law in NJ for an employer, supervisor, manager or co-worker to harass a person based on these characteristics.

NJ Employment Law also protects employees from retaliation. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and Conscientious Employee Protection Act protect employees from retaliation by their employer. The NJ Law Against Discrimination makes it illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employer for complaining about discrimination, harassment or from utilizing their rights pursuant to the Law Against Discrimination. The NJ Employment Law CEPA protects employees who suffer retaliation for reporting a violation of law or public policy. The retaliation must result in an adverse employment action.

If you have any questions regarding NJ Employment Law or Employment Law in NJ, please call our NJ Employment Law Lawyers to discuss.

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.