Rights of Employees
Bergenfield, New Jersey Civil Rights Law Attorneys
In New Jersey, employees who work for the state, as well as employees of townships, boroughs, cities, villages and other municipalities, have special additional protection under the United States Constitution and the New Jersey Constitution. These additional rights include the right to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association and freedom to petition the government. They also include the rights to equal protection of law and due process of law.
For example, it can be a violation of the First Amendment if the state or local government harasses or wrongfully fires an employee because he or she spoke out about a matter of public concern, unless the employee was speaking as part of his or her job duties. When it is legally actionable, that type of behavior would be considered unlawful retaliation in violation of the First Amendment.Experienced Civil Rights Attorneys
Our New Jersey civil rights law attorneys are experienced at representing state and local municipal employees who have experienced discrimination or retaliation in violation of their Constitutional rights. We represent firefighters, police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees in civil rights and other employment law cases against their employers. We also handle cases on behalf of other state employees, including employees of the University of Dentistry & Medicine of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Rutgers University, and other state-run institutions.
For example, Jonathan I. Nirenberg represented Firefighter William Brennan in his retaliation lawsuit against the Township of Teaneck, Firefighter Steven Winters in his whistleblower case against the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (“NHRFR”), and Police Officer Regina Tasca in her discrimination case against the Borough of Bogota. For more information about Officer Tasca’s case, please read the articles from the New Jersey Employment Law Blog:
- Rabner Allcorn Settles Employment Case for $2.25 Million
- Police Officer Fights Potential Termination and Prepares for Civil Rights Lawsuit
- Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.'s Discrimination Lawsuit Discussed in Bergen Record
If you believe your employer has violated one of your workplace rights in New Jersey or New York we can help. Please feel free to call us today at (973) 744-4000 or to contact us by filling out or online form.About Bergenfield, New Jersey
The Borough of Bergenfield, New Jersey was incorporated in 1894. Dutch settlers had previously named the area Schraalenburgh, meaning “hill” or “barren knoll.” Bergenfield took its current name from the sign at its train station at the time, which said “Bergen Fields.” Part of Bergen County, the Borough is bordered by Tenafly, Teaneck, Englewood, Dumont, Cresskill and New Milford. As of the 2010 census, Bergenfield had 26,764 residents, including 4,569 (17%) who are of Filipino descent.Directions to Our Law Firm Office From Bergenfield
To travel to our office from Bergenfield you can take Route 4 West to the Garden State Parkway South. Continue on the Parkway until exit 154 and then exit onto Route 46 West. Follow the signs for Valley Road and then take the Valley Road U-turn on your left toward Upper Montclair. Follow Valley to Bellevue Avenue and turn right. Turn left right before the movie theater onto Upper Montclair Plaza. We are located at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza.