Racial Discrimination & Harassment in New Jersey

We Fight for the Rights of Employees in New Jersey 

You should be evaluated on your own skills and qualifications, not on your race. Sadly, racial discrimination remains a serious problem in the workplace in New Jersey. Racial harassment and race discrimination can happen to any level of employee at any type of company. While most people know harassment when they see it, discrimination can be harder to identify. 

At Zatuchni & Associates, our New Jersey racial discrimination and harassment lawyers provide effective, solutions-focused representation to employees. If you were the victim of race-based discrimination or harassment, we will protect your rights. To set up a free, completely confidential consultation with a top-rated New Jersey discrimination attorney, please call us today. 

An Overview of Federal and State Race Discrimination Laws

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (federal law) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (state law), employees are protected against race-based discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Depending on the size of your company, you may have a claim under both state and federal regulations. Our New Jersey employment lawyers will explain your rights and help you navigate the claims process. 

Was I the Victim of Racial Discrimination?

It is not always easy to know whether or not you were the victim of discrimination. While some discriminatory practices are blatant, others may be covered up with pretextual reasoning. Here are a few questions to ask yourself if you think you may have been subject to harassment or discrimination in New Jersey:

  • Have you been passed over for promotions when others who came into the company at the same time have moved up?
  • If you are on a sales team, have you consistently been given the worst territories?
  • Have workers of other races been given advanced training that you’ve never been offered?
  • Are you expected to work the worst shifts and to do more menial tasks than others in your same job of a different race?
  • Are you paid less than workers of another race doing a similar job?

All of these examples could signal that you’ve been the victim of racial discrimination. If you believe that you may have been a victim of discrimination, you should consult with an attorney. A lawyer will help you understand if you have a viable case. Contact a New Jersey racial discrimination attorney at Zatuchni & Associates for legal advice on bringing a race discrimination lawsuit to court.

You are Protected Against Racial Harassment in the Workplace

While racial harassment can happen in any workplace, we see it more often with hourly employees such as dockworkers; delivery men; truck drivers; and workers in machine shops, stockyards, and restaurants. Harassment creates a hostile work environment. It can be obvious and direct — using racial epithets, making threatening references, offensive jokes. It can also be hidden and indirect, such as being treated differently in the workplace.

Know Your Rights: Retaliation Due to Race

You have a legal right to report racial discrimination or racial harassment in the workplace. Your company or organization cannot punish you simply because you filed a complaint. Taking adverse action against an employee who reported discrimination or filed a complaint is known as ‘retaliation’ and it is an illegal practice under both federal law and New Jersey law. 

If you were fired, demoted, or experienced retaliation because you complained about discrimination, harassment, or unequal pay, you may have a valid lawsuit even if the basis of your initial complaint does not merit a lawsuit. Contact a lawyer at Zatuchni & Associates about retaliatory actions. Our New Jersey employment retaliation lawyers are more than ready to protect your rights. 

Our Cases: Racial Discrimination and Harassment

Our race discrimination lawyers have handled cases for white-collar workers and executives suing insurance companies, mortgage companies, Fortune 500 firms, and Wall Street companies. We’ve also handled hundreds of cases for blue-collar, administrative, and sales force workers. Racial discrimination knows no boundaries.

Our goal is to help you find financial recovery and justice through the legal system.

How New Jersey Workplace Discrimination Attorney David Zatuchni Can Help

Racial discrimination claims are complicated. Do not go through the claims process alone. Our founding attorney David Zatuchni is a skilled employment law advocate with experience handling discrimination claim. We know how to get justice for our clients. You deserve top-quality, aggressive representation. Among other things, our New Jersey racial discrimination lawyers are ready to: 

  • Conduct a free, comprehensive review of your legal claim;
  • Investigate your case, securing the evidence you need to prove liability; and
  • Devise a customized legal strategy focused on getting the best results. 

Every employee deserves personalized representation from a skilled attorney. We believe that every worker deserves the same focused, top-quality representation that large law firms provide their highest valued corporate clients. To learn more about starting the legal process, check out our information page on how you can Bring a Discrimination Claim.

Call Our New Jersey Racial Discrimination Attorneys for Help

At Zatuchni & Associates, our New Jersey employment lawyer has the knowledge and experience to handle the full range of race discrimination claims. We fight tirelessly to get our clients the best outcome. If you have questions about your rights or options, our employment law team is ready to help. To schedule a free case review, please contact us today. With law offices in Lambertville and Morristown, we represent employees throughout New Jersey.