Serving Clients Across New Jersey in Employment Cases
The employee rights lawyers at Zatuchni & Associates protect the rights of people harmed by unlawful employment practices. This includes employees who have suffered discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unfair treatment in wages or hours, or wrongful discharge from their jobs. Our goal is to help you find financial recovery and justice through the legal system. To speak to an experienced employment law attorney, contact our office to schedule an appointment. We serve clients throughout New Jersey.
Challenging Wrongful Workplace Actions
Protecting and asserting the rights of people who have suffered discrimination, harassment or other workplace mistreatment is the exclusive focus of our practice. This includes improper action based on:
- Sex, gender or sexual orientation
- Disability, including the Americans with Disabilities Act cases
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and hour disputes, both individual and class actions
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Employment protections for military service
- Whistle-blower protection and workplace retaliation, including Qui tam cases
Asserting the Protections of Both State and Federal Law
In New Jersey, a lawsuit for discrimination, harassment or retaliation can be brought in Superior Court under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
Before a lawsuit can be filed based on federal anti-discrimination laws for any of the above types of discrimination, you must file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If you consult a private attorney at this time, we can help you pull together the facts so you have a strong case for EEOC investigators.
The EEOC will investigate your case and take one of two actions: 1) Either they will accept the case on your behalf and take it to court at no cost to you, or 2) they will issue a “right to sue” letter. If the EEOC does not take your case, that does not mean you don’t have a good case. You can then seek a private attorney, such as Zatuchni & Associates, to take your case to federal court.
If you are bringing a discrimination lawsuit based on state or city anti-discrimination laws, you can also ask the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights to investigate and intercede. Before you decide to file your complaint at the state or federal level, however, talk to a New Jersey anti-discrimination attorney. Get a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with your complaint and who can get you the outcome you want.