Rights of Employees
South Orange, New Jersey Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorneys
New Jersey and New York law each prohibit sexual orientation discrimination and sexual identity discrimination in the workplace. As a result, it is illegal for companies in either state to fire, refuse to promote, demote or otherwise discriminate against an employee because he or she is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or transsexual.
Similarly, both New York and New Jersey make it unlawful to harass an employee because of his or her sexual orientation or sexual identity. Among other things, harassment can include offensive jokes and insults and other behavior such as excluding you from meetings or events, giving you less desirable assignments or hours or other mistreatment that is directed at you because of your sexual orientation or your sexual identity if it is severe or occurs frequent enough to make your work environment hostile or abusive.Employment Lawyers Fighting Sexual Orientation Discrimination
The employment lawyers at Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. are experienced at representing employees who have experienced discrimination at work based on their sexual orientation. We understand how personal and upsetting these forms of discrimination and harassment can be. We will listen to your story with compassion, discus your legal rights and options and help determine the best way to remedy the harm you have experienced.
For more information, please contact our office online or call us at (973) 744-4000.
You might be interested in reading these related articles from The New Jersey Employment Law Blog:
- New Jersey Court Reverses Dismissal of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case
- New Jersey Employees Can Prove Discrimination Even If Decisionmaker Had No Discriminatory Animus
South Orange is located in Essex County, New Jersey. Its official name is the Township of South Orange Village. South Orange was purchased, along with what is currently Newark, from the Lenni Lenape Indians in 1666. In 1806, it separated from Newark as part of Orange Township. South Orange was subsequently formed in 1869. Today, it is one of only four municipalities in all of New Jersey with a village form of government. It also is one of only a handful of New Jersey towns still using some gas powered street lights. It has a population of slightly over 16,000 people.
South Orange is the home of Seton Hall University, which was established in 1856 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. South Orange was first municipality in New Jersey to recognize civil unions for homosexual couples.Directions From South Orange
To reach our office from South Orange you can take Prospect Avenue North, which eventually becomes Mt. Prospect Avenue. At the end of Mt. Prospect, before you reach Route 23 you will turn right onto Bloomfield Avenue. In less than half a mile, turn left onto Upper Mountain, which you will follow for approximately 1.6 miles. Turn right onto Bellevue Avenue. Immediately after you pass the movie theater on your right, you will turn right into Upper Montclair Plaza. We are located at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.
Please call us at (973) 744-4000 if you would like more information or want to schedule a meeting with one of our employment law attorneys.