New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or prospective employees with regard to job-related activity. The prohibition extends to recruiting, interviewing, hiring, promoting, discharge, compensation and the terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of any that person’s: race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), marital status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, or mental or physical disability, including AIDS and HIV related illnesses. Intentional discrimination against a person with any of these characteristics or qualities is specifically prohibited by the LAD.
Intentional discrimination may be found in differential treatment, conduct or statements that demonstrate or tend to demonstrate discrimination or bias. The LAD is remedial legislation with a wide variety of relief available to a person subject to unlawful discrimination, including but not limited to the award of compensatory damages, job reinstatement, lost pay and benefits, future lost earnings, attorney’s fees and costs.
Our firm has represented individuals and groups victimized by discrimination and has defended employers and co-workers sued for discrimination in the Courts of the State of New Jersey.
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