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You Don’t Have To Endure Unlawful Employment Discrimination
As an employee, you have the right to be free from certain types of discrimination in the workplace. You don’t have to put up with unlawful, degrading or unfair treatment. At Folkman Law, we can help you enforce your employment rights. Based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we’re passionate about standing up for employees across South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Your employer (or prospective employer) cannot discriminate against you on the basis of certain protected grounds, including your:
Some jurisdictions provide greater protections than others. For this reason, it’s important to speak with one of our attorneys about which law applies in your situation.
WHAT AMOUNTS TO DISCRIMINATION?
Employment discrimination can involve obvious acts — such as firing you, demoting you or refusing to hire you — or more subtle behaviors, such as ongoing sexual harassment that leads to a hostile work environment. It is also unlawful for your employer to retaliate against you for reporting discriminatory conduct in the workplace.
Your employer is not only prohibited from engaging in discriminatory conduct, but also required to take action against it. If you came forward to report discrimination, only to be brushed off, you may have a legal claim.
Likewise, in some situations, your employer may have a duty to accommodate your religion or disability. Its failure to do so may violate your rights.
You may have a claim for wrongful termination if your employer fired (or demoted) you for discriminatory reasons.