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Stopping Workplace Discrimination is the Responsibility of the Employer

Posted November 2, 2016

It is the duty of every business owner to create and foster a safe, respectful work environment for all of their employees, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, age, and more. When workplace discrimination or harassment takes place, even if the employer was not the party inflicting the discrimination or harassment, they may still be held accountable if it can be proven that they did not take adequate steps to intervene.

Protected Classes  Under New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to harass, fire, not hire, or take retaliatory measures against an employee because of a protected trait. According to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the following traits are protected in the workplace:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Nationality
  • Ancestry
  • Age
  • Sex (including pregnancy status)
  • Marital, domestic partnership, or civil union status
  • Affectional or sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait
  • Genetic information
  • Disability (including aids or HIV)

Call an Experienced New Jersey Employment Litigation Attorney Today

If you have faced any unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on a protected class listed above, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced New Jersey employment litigation attorney at once. Do not hesitate to call an experienced New Jersey workplace discrimination attorney today with at law office of Foss, San Filippo & Milne, LLC. at 732-741-2525.