We Fight for the Rights of Employees Throughout New Jersey
Every employee deserves safe and fair conditions on the job. You should be able to develop and advance your career based on your own qualifications and abilities. Your sex and gender should never hold you back. Unfortunately, sex discrimination remains a significant barrier in modern workplaces, both in New Jersey and throughout the United States. If you were the victim of discrimination based on sex or gender, your legal rights were violated.
At Zatuchni & Associates, our New Jersey sex discrimination lawyer represents any worker who has suffered sex discrimination in the workplace. We are strong and experienced advocates for employees’ rights. Our goal is to help you find financial recovery and justice through the legal system. If you or a loved one was a victim of job-related sex/gender discrimination, we are more than ready to offer guidance. Contact us today to speak to a New Jersey sex discrimination attorney.
An Overview of Federal and State Sex Discrimination Laws
In New Jersey, employees are protected against sex & gender discrimination under both federal law
(Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and state law (New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)). Notably, anti-sex discrimination laws apply equally to both men and women. Sex discrimination can happen to people of either gender. This type of workplace discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfavorably based, at least in part, on their sex. You may have been the victim of sex discrimination if you were:
- Denied a job opportunity;
- Passed over for a promotion;
- Assigned less favorable workplace responsibilities;
- Paid less than co-workers or denied certain benefits;
- Terminated from a position; or
- Harassed in the workplace.
To bring a successful sex discrimination claim, an employee must prove that they were subject to an unfavorable employment action because of their sex/gender. As employers often try to conceal discriminatory motives with pretextual (false) reasoning, it is crucial that all sex discrimination claims are investigated promptly. Indeed, most employers are well aware of the fact that sex/gender discrimination is illegal. They rarely (but sometimes) outright admit to wrongdoing. Our New Jersey employment lawyer will help you gather the evidence you need to prove discrimination and get accountability in the workplace.
What Are Some Examples of Sex Discrimination in New Jersey?
Sex discrimination, or gender discrimination, has many of the same characteristics as race discrimination. It is an unequal opportunity and economic discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Examples of sex discrimination cases we’ve handled include:
- Female managers getting paid less than men in comparable positions, in violation of the Equal Pay Act;
- Women executives experiencing a glass ceiling in a workplace where you cannot get promoted above a certain level;
- Saleswomen given the worst territories or not paid on the same commission rate structures as men; and
- Women workers being held to a different standard than men in the workplace; getting written up for offenses when men are not, given worse office space, or subjected to different schedules.
The bottom line: Sex discrimination comes in a wide range of different forms. While there are countless numbers of examples of practices that constitute unlawful discrimination, they share an important common characteristic: An employee was treated less favorably than their co-workers because of sex or gender. If you believe that your career was harmed by discriminatory practices, you should speak to a New Jersey employment attorney.
Know Your Rights: Retaliation is Strictly Unlawful
Under state and federal law, you have the right to complain about sex discrimination in the workplace. You can make an informal complaint by telling your supervisor, formally complain through your company’s internal channels, or file a sex discrimination claim. Regardless of the path that you choose, it is your right to speak up about unfair workplace practices.
It is illegal for an employer to punish a worker—in any manner—for reporting discrimination. If you were fired, given worse work hours, demoted, or lost income because you complained about sex discrimination, you may have a claim against your employer for unlawful retaliation. Contact a New Jersey sex discrimination attorney at Zatuchni & Associates if you are facing abuse or retaliation. You have rights in your workplace. Call our New Jersey workplace retaliation attorney for immediate help with your case.
How New Jersey Discrimination Attorney David Zatuchni Can Help
Sex discrimination claims are complex. With more than two decades of relevant experience, our lead attorney David Zatuchni has the skills and knowledge to protect your rights and help you navigate the claims process. Our team is ready to get started working on your behalf. When you call our New Jersey law firm, you will have a chance to consult with a top-rated employment attorney who will:
- Conduct a free, confidential review of your sex discrimination claim;
- Address any questions or concerns you might have;
- Investigate your case—securing the evidence to prove discrimination; and
- Build a legal strategy focused on getting you justice and the best outcome.
Every case has its own unique set of facts. You deserve personalized guidance and attention from a sex discrimination attorney who will put resources and focus on getting your results. We firmly believe that every employee should receive the same high-quality representation that the big firms give to their high-dollar corporate clients.
Call Our New Jersey Sex Discrimination Lawyer Today
At Zatuchni & Associates, our New Jersey sex discrimination attorney provides compassionate, client-centered legal representation to employees. If you or your loved one was a victim of sex discrimination or gender discrimination in the workplace, we are more than ready to help. For a free review of your case, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. With law offices in Morristown and Lambertville, we are well-positioned to represent employees throughout the State of New Jersey.