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Cliffside Park, New Jersey Marital Status Discrimination Lawyers

Both New Jersey and New York law prohibit employers from engaging in marital status discrimination toward their employees. For example, that means your company is not allowed to decide who it is going to hire, fire, promote or demote based on the fact that you are married, single, legally separated or divorced. In fact, your company should not even ask you about your marital status during a job interview.

Marital status discrimination at work often is based on assumptions and stereotypes about individuals due to their marital status rather than based on facts. For example, instead of evaluating an employee or job candidate based on his or her own merit, a company might assume an employee who is married is more stable or dependable, or an employee who is single is more willing or available to work overtime.

Often, these types of stereotypes are different for men than for women, especially for women who are pregnant or have young children, resulting in a combination of gender discrimination and marital status discrimination. It is unlawful for your company to make employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions based on marital status, gender, pregnancy or any other legally protected category. You might be interested in reading our related blog article: Discrimination Against Caregivers.

Contact an Employment Lawyer

Our employment discrimination attorneys handle a broad range of employment law claims including discrimination based on age, race, disability, gender, pregnancy and marital status. If you believe you have experienced illegal discrimination in New Jersey or New York, please call us at (973) 744-4000 or contact us online. We look forward to the opportunity to help you.

About Cliffside Park, New Jersey

The Borough of Cliffside Park was incorporated in 1895. The Palisades Amusement Park, which was in business for more than 70 years, from 1898 to 1971, was located in Cliffside Park and Fort Lee. Although it was one of the most visited amusement parks in the United States, it eventually was replaced by high-rise apartment buildings. As of the 2010 census, the Borough’s population was 23,594 including United States Senator Frank Lautenberg and television talk show host Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz).

The Borough is located between the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel. The Hudson River and New York City can be seen from several areas of the Borough because of its location just above the Hudson Palisades.

Direction to Our Office From Cliffside Park

Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. is easily accessible from Cliffside Park. Take Route 80 West to the Garden State Parkway South. Continue to exit 154, which you will take to Route 46 West. You will exit Route 46 at Valley Road and follow the U-turn on your left to head toward Upper Montclair. Once you are in Upper Montclair look for Bellevue Avenue and turn right. Then make a quick left just before the movie theater into Upper Montclair Plaza. We are located at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza. Our firm’s address is 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.

To schedule a consultation with one of our employment law attorneys, please call us at (973) 744-4000.

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"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