Meet Employment Law Challenges With Confidence
Employees, executives, and others in employment environments often have legal questions and problems to solve. We welcome inquiries from potential clients, as well as from referring attorneys whose clients have interests in New Jersey and New York. Our firm offers an array of employment law services, including counseling and representation in the following areas:
Accommodations in the workplace: Both federal and state law require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for reasons such as disability, pregnancy, and religion as long as the requested accommodations do not impose an undue hardship on the employer’s business operations. In general, reasonable accommodations are adjustments or modifications provided by the employer to enable employees to enjoy equal employment opportunities in the workplace.
Discrimination: Under federal and state law, an employer cannot treat an employee differently based on gender, age, disability, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and any other characteristic protected by law.
Harassment and hostile work environment: A hostile work environment claim arises when an employee suffers from workplace harassment because of the employee’s protected characteristic (i.e. gender, age, race, disability, etc.), thereby rendering the employee’s working conditions abusive and intolerable. Harassment, jokes, innuendo, insults and offensive images in the workplace can create a hostile work environment.
Unlawful retaliation: In general, federal and state law prohibit retaliation against an individual who opposes unlawful discrimination and/or files a complaint alleging unlawful discrimination.
Whistleblower violations: In general, it is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees who disclose, object to, or refuse to participate in certain actions that they reasonably believe are illegal, fraudulent or against public policy.
Wrongful termination: Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates an employee for an unlawful reason, such as discrimination or retaliation.
Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC welcomes inquiries about any of the matters discussed above and others such as:
- Employee manuals and policies
- Employment agreements and independent contractor agreements
- Restrictive covenant agreements (including non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements)
- Severance agreements and negotiations
- Wage and hour issues
Client Focused, Solution Driven
Our employment lawyers advise on these and many other issues relevant to federal as well as New Jersey and New York employment laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
Let’s Discuss Your Case
We routinely represent employees in a host of different employment law matters. We also offer a full range of legal services to employers. Our law firm is committed to protecting our clients’ rights in the workplace. Schedule a conversation with an attorney by calling 973-852-3229 or completing our simple online form.