Workers’ Compensation Retaliation: Legal Remedies in New York and New Jersey

Last updated May 30, 2018. Both New York and New Jersey workers who suffer a workplace injury or contract an illness as a result of work are entitled to workers’ compensation through their employers. As a practical matter, this typically means that a worker reports his or her workplace injury/illness to the employer within a… Read more »

NJLAD Statute of Limitations: When to File Your Employment Claim

Last updated March 27, 2018. Like all legal claims, claims in New Jersey against your employer are time-barred, or prohibited, beyond a certain amount of time that is set by statute (commonly referred to as the “statute of limitations”). This raises a couple of very important questions: First, how long is the statute of limitations… Read more »

Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me After I Am No Longer Employed By The Company?

Last edited Aug. 31, 2018. Most workers in New Jersey are aware that the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on certain bases, such as race, age, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. After all, New Jersey law requires that employers within the state post a notice about the LAD… Read more »

Zatuchni & associates recovers $275,000 for school teacher wrongful termination claim

Zatuchni & Associates recently negotiated a $275,000 settlement of a school teacher’s wrongful termination claim based on her free speech rights. The teacher, who was a Union President, was fired from her school district after filing grievances and unfair labor practice charges against the School Principal. The School District maintained that the teacher was terminated due to an economic reduction in force. The settlement was reached after an extensive settlement conference held by the assignment judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

How Long Does a Discrimination Case Take?

Last updated Dec. 29, 2017. When consulting with potential clients, one question always arises: If I sue my employer, how long will it take before I see a resolution of my claim? It’s a very good question, but unfortunately, there’s no hard-and-fast answer, since the pace of any employment lawsuit depends on the underlying circumstances…. Read more »

Your Annual Performance Evaluation: Some Legal Considerations

Last updated Jan. 30, 2018. When it comes to be that time of year again — the dreaded annual performance review — are you ready? Obviously, performance evaluations play a big role in your continued employment and advancement within your company. Beyond this, performance evaluations can play an important contributing role as evidence in employment… Read more »

Forced to Quit Your Job Due to Harassment? Constructive Discharge in NJ

Last updated Dec. 29, 2017. Discrimination and harassment on the job can inflict such mental and emotional stress that, understandably, many workers wonder whether they should simply just quit. Indeed, when faced with unwanted sexual advances from a supervisor, racially charged jokes from co-workers, or daily acts of petty retaliation, resigning may seem like the… Read more »

Mental Illness Discrimination in the NJ Workplace: Your Rights

Last updated May 30, 2018. Mental illness strikes many people at some point in their working lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, some 6.7% of adult Americans suffer a major depressive episode within a given year, while a staggering 18% suffer from an anxiety disorder within a given year. These conditions, if… Read more »

Whistleblowing in New Jersey: Complaints That An Employer Violated a “Clear Mandate of Public Policy”

New Jersey whistleblowers are protected under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or “CEPA”. Very generally speaking, CEPA prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for complaining, disclosing, or objecting to workplace conduct that the employee reasonably believes: Violates a law or regulation; Is fraudulent or criminal; or Is incompatible with a clear mandate of… Read more »