Rights of Employees
South Orange, New Jersey Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorneys
Sexual orientation discrimination not only is unfair, but also is unlawful.
More specifically, both New Jersey and New York law 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 they are 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 job assignments or hours and other mistreatment that is directed at you because of your sexual orientation or your sexual identity. To be legally actionable, the harassment has to be severe or occur frequently enough that, collectively, it makes your work environment hostile or abusive. In other words, it has to have created a hostile work environment.
The New Jersey 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 with you, and help you determine the best way to remedy the harm you have experienced.
For more information, or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact our office online or call us at (973) 744-4000.Learn More About Your Legal Rights
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- Single Anti-Gay Comment Can Create a Hostile Work Environment
South Orange is located in Essex County, New Jersey. Its official name is the Township of South Orange Village. It was the first municipality in New Jersey to recognize civil unions for same sex couples.
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. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of approximately 18,500 people.
South Orange is the home of Seton Hall University, which was established in 1856 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. It also is home to the South Orange Performing Arts Center ("SOPAC"), and the Baird Center, which includes the Pierro Gallery of South Orange.Directions to Our Office From South Orange
To reach our New Jersey employment law firm from South Orange, you can take Route I-280 East to the Garden State Parkway North. Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 172, where you will get off of the highway, and then make a right onto West Grand Avenue. Turn right at the next street, Chestnut Ridge Road, and travel a short distance until you arrive at our building. Our address is 135 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale, New Jersey. We are located on the second floor, in suite 230.
If you have experienced sexual orientation discrimination, or a violation of another one of your workplace rights, then please feel free to call us at (973) 744-4000 to schedule a meeting with one of our New Jersey employment lawyers. We offer consultations in person, and remotely either by telephone or by Zoom.