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Bergenfield, New Jersey Civil Rights Law Attorneys

New Jersey Civil Rights Lawyer

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 Employment Law 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, you can read the following articles from our New Jersey Employment Law Blog:

Contact Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.

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 (201) 777-2250 or to contact us by filling out or online form to schedule a consultation with a New Jersey civil rights lawyer.

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 2020 census, Bergenfield had an estimated 28,321 residents.

Directions to Our Law Firm Office From Bergenfield

To travel to our office from Bergenfield, you can take Portland Avenue to West Main Street.  Follow the signs to Graphic Boulevard.  After a left turn onto Oradell Avenue, take the Garden State Parkway to exit 172 toward Montvale.  Turn right onto Chestnut Ridge Road, and then right toward our office building.

You can call us at (201) 777-2250 to make an appointment with one of our New Jersey civil rights law attorneys.

Client Reviews
"I worked with Jonathan Nirenberg, ESQ on a sensitive emotional employment matter. Mr. Nirenberg was quick to respond, offered excellent advice, and always followed up with phone calls or emails when needed. My situation was settled out of court within a short period of time with the best possible results for not just me but also for the employer. Highly recommend and would seek his help again if needed..." Linda Busch, PhD
"We've had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on multiple individual and class employment cases. Jonathan is a skilled, dedicated and caring attorney that works diligently to bring justice for his clients. We would recommend Jonathan as a legal resource for any employment cases." Stephan Zouras, LLP
"I felt alone and without a voice, until I hired Jonathan I. Nirenberg of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Mr. Nirenberg represented me in an employment matter. Without his help, I know that I would not have had the extremely successful outcome I had. Jonathan was not only professional, but very empathetic to what happened to me. Jonathan gave me support, and options in relation to a challenging employer/employment situation which was an extremely difficult time in my life..." Shelly Smith