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Newark, New Jersey Color Discrimination Lawyers

Color discrimination is one of the many forms of discrimination prohibited by both New Jersey and New York anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, it violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), the New York Human Rights Law (“NYHRL”), the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). That means employers cannot make employment decisions, such as decisions to hire, fire, promote or demote their employees based on the color of their skin.

Similarly, New Jersey and New York law prohibit harassment based on an individual’s skin color, meaning it is unlawful to create a hostile work environment for an employee due to his or her skin tone or pigmentation.

Color discrimination often is related to other claims, such as race discrimination and national origin discrimination. For example, if a company fires a worker who was born in Africa because he is black, the employee might have claims for race, national origin and color discrimination. However, color discrimination can be totally separate from race and national origin discrimination. For instance, it is unlawful for an employer to treat a darker-skinned African-American or Hispanic employee worse than his or her lighter-skinned peer based on the tone of their skin.

Information about Newark, New Jersey

A racially diverse city, Newark is located along the Newark Bay, which is formed where the Passaic River and Hackensack River meet. It is the largest city in New Jersey, with a population of over 277,000. Newark originally was established as a township in the late 1600s and officially incorporated as a city in 1836. Several major companies and law firms are headquartered in Newark, including Prudential Financial, Public Service Electric & Gas ("PSE&G"), Epstein Becker & Green, and Gibbons, P.C. Newark also is the home of Rutgers University, Seton Hall University, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey or UMDNJ) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology ("NJIT").

Directions to Our Law Firm From Newark

Our office is just 17 miles from Newark. Our office is within a block of a train station and two bus stations. If you are traveling by car you can reach us by taking I-280 West to the Garden State Parkway South. Take exit 151 and turn left onto Watchung Avenue. Continue for approximately .7 miles and turn left onto West Circuit Drive. Continue another .7 miles until you reach Bellevue Avenue, where you will turn left. Continue a little over a mile until you reach Upper Montclair Plaza on the left. We are located at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair New Jersey.

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

If you have experienced discrimination or harassment at work due to your race, color, national origin or any other legally prohibited factor, we can help. Our employment lawyers are dedicated to enforcing the rights of employees in New Jersey and New York. Please call us at (973) 744-4000 or contact us online to schedule an initial meeting with one of our experienced employment law attorneys.

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