Unlawful Retaliation Claims in New Jersey
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination specifically prohibits any person (whether an employer, a supervisor, a co-worker, or someone else) from retaliating against any other person who has (a) opposed unlawful discrimination, or (b) filed a discrimination complaint, or (c) testified in a legal proceeding regarding discrimination, or (d) assisted anyone in a legal proceeding regarding discrimination, or (e) aided someone else in asserting their rights to be free from discrimination.
The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for seeking workers’ compensation for workplace injuries.
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the New Jersey Family Leave Act both prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for asking for or taking family leave (meaning time off to take care of a seriously ill relative or for the birth or adoption of a child). The federal law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for asking for or taking medical leave (meaning time off from work for the employee’s own serious medical condition).
If you are being or have been retaliated against in violation of the Law Against Discrimination, the workers’ compensation law, or because you asked for or took leave under the FMLA or FLA, call New Jersey’s retaliation attorneys at Lenzo & Reis, LLC at 973-845-9922.