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Newark, New Jersey Color Discrimination Lawyers

Color Discrimination Violates the Law

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.

At Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, our New Jersey color discrimination lawyers represent employees with both discrimination and harassment claims.

Related Legal Claims

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.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our New Jersey color discrimination attorneys, please feel free to call us at (973) 744-4000.

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 an estimated population of over 310,000. 

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.

Notable attractions in Newark include the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center ("NJPAC"), the Newark Museum of Art, and Branch Brook Park. Newark also is home to Seton Hall Law School, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, or UMDNJ), Rutgers Law School, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology ("NJIT"). The Essex County Courthouse, and the northern vicinage of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, also are located in Newark.

Directions to Our Law Firm From Newark

Our employment lawyers offer appointments by Zoom, telephone, and in person. If you are coming in person, you can reach our office from Newark by taking Route I-280 West to the Garden State Parkway North.  Take exit 172, where you will turn left onto West Grand Avenue.  Make the night right onto Chestnut Ridge Road, and proceed approximately 3 tenths of a mile to our office at 135 Chestnut Ridge Road in the Borough of Montvale, 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 New Jersey color discrimination 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.

Learn More

You might be interested in reading one of these articles relating to Newark from our New Jersey Employment Law Blog:

To contact one of our New Jersey color discrimination attorneys,  please call us at (973) 744-4000.
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