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Sex and Gender Discrimination Claims

Have you been denied a leadership position at work? Gender discrimination is most widespread at the highest and lowest levels of organizations. At the top of the corporate ladder, women often bump up against the “glass ceiling” that stops them from being promoted to the highest leadership positions, which often are held by men.

It Is Illegal for Employers to Pay Women Less Than Men Who Perform Substantially Similar Jobs

Women are often subjected to blatant discrimination in the form of unequal pay, comments about the inferiority of women compared to men and gender-based job assignments (such as getting coffee). Of course, gender discrimination can also take an explicitly sexual form, creating a hostile work environment.

In March 2018, Governor Murphy passed an amendment to the Law Against Discrimination that makes it illegal for employers to pay women less than they pay men for substantially similar work when viewed as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility. The law allows women to collect back wages for a period of up to six years. In addition, juries can award female employees who are paid less than men for substantially similar work treble damages, which means three times the pay differential for the entire six-year period of time.

Contact Our Sex and Gender Discrimination Attorneys to Help You File a Claim

If you are being or have been discriminated against because of your sex or gender, call the knowledgeable sex and gender discrimination attorneys at Lenzo & Reis, LLC, at (973) 845-9922. Our firm represents people with sex and gender discrimination claims in Morristown, Newark and Jersey City, and throughout New Jersey. You may also reach out to our lawyers online.

Client Reviews
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"Professional and Knowledgeable Attorney. At what was supposed to be the highest point in my career suddenly became the most harassing and lowest point of my career and I was passed over for a promotion. Not because the other person was more qualified than I was, but because I followed the law and did the right thing and the people I worked for did not like that. After researching several attorneys, my wife and I found Claudia, and the decision to retain her was the best decision we ever made. After explaining our case to Claudia, we found that she was not only extremely professional but a very caring human being. Throughout the entire process of our case, Claudia was there with us every step of the way. She explained every single proceeding that we had to go through and guided us, not only as a professional attorney in and out of court, but personally as a caring and understanding person. Because of her extensive working knowledge of employment and labor laws, Claudia was able to successfully resolve our case. My wife and I will always be extremely grateful for Claudia’s hard work and dedication, and we highly recommend Claudia Reis to anyone seeking an attorney who practices in employment and labor laws." John
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"Professionalism, integrity, and determination. Outstanding representation! Chris Lenzo did an outstanding job in my employment discrimination case. He responded to my questions in a timely fashion, provided clear communication through each step of the process, and handled my case in an honest and straight forward manner. Chris’s expertise in employment law along with his hard work ensured justice would prevail in my case and got me the compensation I deserved. Likewise, Chris’s law firm staff was professional, courteous, organized, and effective. I highly recommend Chirs Lenzo’s firm to anyone with an employment legal matter in New Jersey or New York." Sofia
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"Remarkable professional. I have worked with Ms. Reis and her firm for the past three years. During the consultation process, you will immediately experience her compassion as she offers suggestions and guides you through the difficult situation you are dealing with. Her attention to detail, timely follow up and candid manner ensured me that I was well-protected and represented. Ms. Reis always went above and beyond to protect me legally. She is a very strong and tough (when necessary) advocate for the individual she represents. Her support staff is equally diligent. I would recommend her without reservation." A.M.