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Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination

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:

  • Age
  • AIDS and HIV status
  • Ancestry
  • Atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Domestic partnership or civil union status
  • Familial status
  • Gender (sex)
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Genetic information
  • Liability for military service
  • Marital status
  • Mental or physical disability
  • Nationality
  • National origin
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation

Gender-based Discrimination and Pregnancy  Discrimination

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.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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.

Religious Discrimination

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.

Racial Discrimination

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.

National Origin Discrimination

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.

 



  • Welcome Paul M. Bishop

    Paul M. Bishop, Esq. joins Mason, Griffin & Pierson PC as an Of Counsel member of the firm. Paul will be part of the firm's litigation practice group. Paul comes to MG&P with over 15 years of litigation experience having worked the past 10 years at Brach Eichler.

    Paul is admitted in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York and the District Court of New Jersey.



  • Welcome Karlee M. Martin

    Karlee M. Martin, Esq. joins Mason, Griffin & Pierson PC as an Associate with the firm. Karlee comes to MG&P with experience in the areas of insurance, financial services, real estate, mortgage lending, consumer finance, bankruptcy, and landlord tenant matters. Karlee is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.