Castronovo & McKinney, LLC is a premier employment law practice representing workers in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Whether you work in the Middlesex area or commute to New York City, it is important to understand your employment rights.
All employees in Middlesex have a right to a workplace free from discrimination and harassment, to be compensated fairly according to federal and state law, and the right to take legal action when their employment rights are violated. The best way to protect your rights is to have the informed representation we provide.
Whether you have been sexually harassed at work, denied a job opportunity because of your race, or wrongfully terminated, we can help. Our employment law attorneys have the skills and experience to represent you in arbitration and court proceedings and will make sure your rights are protected. Contact our Morristown, NJ or Manhattan office today for a consultation.
Why You Need a Middlesex, New Jersey Employment Lawyer
Taking legal action against an employer can be intimidating. Employers typically rely on human resources professionals and powerful attorneys to refute employment claims, which gives them an unfair advantage over employees seeking to enforce their rights.
Our experienced employment law attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the applicable employment and labor laws and a proven history of holding employers accountable. We focus on the following practice areas:
- Sexual harassment
- Hostile work environment
- Employment discrimination
- Employment agreements
- Wage violations
- Retaliation and whistleblower violations
- Severance agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Wrongful termination
When you consult with us, we will listen to your concerns, explore all your options, and work to protect your employment rights.
What Is Sexual Harassment?
Sexual harassment is considered an unlawful form of sex-based discrimination under federal and state law, including:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD)
Before you pursue a lawsuit under Title VII, you must first file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If the EEOC cannot resolve the dispute, the agency will issue a right to sue letter. Victims of sexual harassment have greater legal protections under the NJLAD because the law applies to nearly all employers and there is no requirement to pursue an administrative action before filing a lawsuit.
Anyone can be sexually harassed at Middlesex County workplaces, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The best way to fight back is to have an experienced sexual harassment attorney at your side.
Middlesex Employment Discrimination Attorney
Discrimination should be a thing of the past, but employees in Middlesex County continue to be discriminated against because of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, and other protected characteristics. In any event, employment discrimination is a violation of Title VII and the NJLAD, as well as other antidiscrimination laws.
Despite the powerful legal protections under federal and state law, proving discrimination can be challenging because employers know how to conceal their discriminatory motives. Our experienced employment lawyers know how to hold employers accountable and will make sure your employment rights are protected.
Wage and Hour Claims
Federal and state labor laws require employers to provide a minimum wage to all employees as well as overtime to eligible employees. Employers must also properly classify employees as exempt, non-exempt, or independent contractors and comply with other regulations. Despite these requirements, wage violations are common. Employers often fail to pay the minimum wage, misclassify employees or take illegal deductions. Our firm is highly experienced in handling wage and hour claims and works to ensure our clients receive the compensation they have earned.
Although New Jersey is an at-will state for purposes of employment and employees can be fired with or without cause, employees cannot terminate employees for illegal or discriminatory reasons, retaliate against those who complain about discrimination or harassment, or fire workers for exercising their legal rights. If you suspect that you have been wrongfully terminated, it takes an experienced employment lawyer to protect your rights.
Legal Services for Middlesex County Employers
We understand the challenges employers face adhering to federal, state, and local employment laws. For this reason, we regularly assist employers with the following matters:
- Drafting employee handbooks and policies
- Creating and implementing training programs for supervisors and staff
- Coordinating Department of Labor audits
- Conducting independent investigations into alleged workplace misconduct
- Arbitrating and litigating employment law claims
Our attorneys work with employers to mitigate liabilities and protect their interests.
Contact Our Experienced Middlesex County Employment Lawyers
At Castronovo & McKinney, we are committed to protecting their rights and helping employers fulfill their obligations. When disputes arise, we are fully prepared to handle arbitration and court proceedings. Contact us today to learn how we can help.