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The firm’s goal as a discrimination lawyers is to provide clients with competent and efficient legal advice and services at a reasonable cost and in a manner affordable to the client. If you have been subjected to any form of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or wrongful termination in the course of your employment. You need a skilled discrimination lawyer advocating for you. Although state and federal laws prohibit discrimination in employment, availability of housing, educational opportunities, civil rights and the use of facilities, discrimination happens every day. If you believe that you have been a victim of employment discrimination, our attorneys can help. Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. advocates on behalf of individuals who have suffered harassment and discrimination. The firm handles all types of discrimination cases, and provides experienced age discrimination attorneys or racial discrimination lawyers to protect clients rights. According to the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) makes it illegal for an employer or potential employer to discriminate against an individual based on the employee or potential employee’s:
Also known as sex discrimination, gender discrimination is defined as treating a person unfavorably because of his or her sex. In the workplace, this may occur, for example, when a woman is refused a promotion in favor of a less qualified male colleague. Gender discrimination is a serious issue that can impede a person’s career advancement and opportunities. The attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary to successfully pursue your gender discrimination claim. Our gender discrimination lawyers speak with you to learn the details of your case before building a strategy designed to resolve your lawsuit efficiently and effectively. Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. But if you are working or searching for a job while pregnant, you may find yourself facing discrimination. Perhaps you have been passed over for a promotion or turned down for a job despite your stellar qualifications. If you feel the decision was made based on your pregnancy, time you took off for childbirth or a medical condition related to your pregnancy or childbirth, you may have a pregnancy discrimination case. The firm’s pregnancy discrimination attorneys are prepared to help. We take this violation of your rights seriously, and as experienced pregnancy discrimination lawyers we have the knowledge and skill needed to provide quality legal counsel in this situation.
If your employer or colleagues have treated you differently or harassed you because of your actual or perceived sexual orientation, you may be a victim of sexual orientation discrimination. Victims of sexual orientation discrimination include individuals who are homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual. It may be time to speak with an experienced sexual orientation discrimination lawyer. In New Jersey, discriminating against an employee in a public or private company based on his or her sexual orientation is against state law. Discriminating against a federal employee based on his or her sexual orientation is against federal law, but there is no equivalent federal statute regulating private companies. A sexual orientation discrimination attorney in can help. At the Princeton law firm of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C., our sexual orientation discrimination attorneys stand ready to fight for you.
If you are being harassed or discriminated against due to your religion, or religious beliefs, you may have a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which outlaws religious discrimination. During the course of an initial consultation, the attorneys will be able to elicit details from you that will help us assess the strength of your potential claim. We may be able to negotiate a resolution on your behalf or, if the matter warrants it, we are available to file a lawsuit to recover economic and emotional damages you have suffered.
Like all forms of discrimination or harassment, racial discrimination is barred by two federal laws. Title VII and 42 USC §1981 make it illegal for employers to make employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s race. This includes state and local governments. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination also makes racial discrimination unlawful. The lawyers at the Princeton law firm represent plaintiffs in discrimination cases throughout New Jersey. Racial discrimination includes: Racial harassment, failure to hire or promote, creation of a hostile work environment regarding race, and termination due to race. When you contact us, our attorneys listen to the details of your situation and advise you regarding the viability of your case. We have extensive experience guiding individuals through the legal process. In addition to matters involving race discrimination, our age discrimination attorneys and sexual orientation attorneys stand ready to protect the rights of individuals who have suffered discrimination or harassment.
If you are being harassed or discriminated against due to your national origin, you may have a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. These claims often go hand in hand with race discrimination claims and sometimes religious discrimination claims. During the course of an initial consultation, the attorneys will be able to elicit details from you that will help us assess the strength of your potential claim. We may be able to negotiate a resolution on your behalf or, if the matter warrants it, we are available to file a lawsuit to recover economic and emotional damages you have suffered.
Congratulations to Sharon A. Dragan for receiving the Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award. The award was presented by the NJILGA at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities November convention. The Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award honors a municipal professional who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and whose work has significantly enhanced the integrity of local government. November 2023 The Michael Pane Award, established by the Pane Family and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is given in honor of Michael A. Pane, Sr., who was the long-time editor of the Municipal Law Review, president and trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys, counsel to the New Jersey Association of Municipal Clerks, counsel to the League of Municipalities and author of the New Jersey Practice Series, Local Government Law volumes.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed Elizabeth Zuckerman to serve on the District Ethics Committee for District VII (DEC VII) for a three-year term. The district includes Mercer County. August 23, 2023
We are pleased to announce the election of Paul M. Bishop to the Board of Directors, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC. Paul, one of the firm’s senior litigators, practices business, commercial, and general litigation, and represents clients in complex disputes throughout New Jersey’s state and federal courts. July 2023