Employment and Labor Law
We fight for the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers.
Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys litigate claims to protect the rights of employees who have been subjected to unlawful treatment by their employers, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliatory discharge. Often, this results in termination, demotion, or similar adverse treatment by the employer. We are committed to protecting employees’ rights and seeking recovery for damages arising from such unlawful treatment.
New Jersey and Federal law prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based upon race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and other protected categories.
Unlawful treatment also comes in the form of sexual harassment, whether it is direct sexual harassment aimed at the employee which is known as quid pro quo harassment, or in the form of general sexual conduct by other employees creating a hostile work environment.
The law also prohibits an employer from taking any adverse action against an employee for “blowing the whistle” or refusing to follow orders which would threaten the health of employees or the public or that would violate the law.
Javerbaum Wurgaft’s employment attorneys have obtained numerous settlements/verdicts in discrimination, harassment, and CEPA (whistleblower) cases.