Your Identity And Status Is Your Business

Have you been verbally abused, mistreated or discriminated against at your job because of your marital status or sexual orientation?

When employment law attorney Lawrence N. Lavigne advocates for you, he will call upon more than 30 years of experience, proven legal skills, broad knowledge of employment law in New Jersey, client commitment and reputation for results. In short, he will put the law on your side.

Common Signs Of Marital Or Sexual Identity Discrimination

You do not have to be defined in a work environment by your marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. You have rights that must be protected - and Lawrence N. Lavigne excels at protecting them. If you have experienced any of the below signs of marital status discrimination, contact our law office.

  • Failure to interview or hire
  • Refused for training
  • Harassment because of marital status or sexual orientation
  • Retaliation for opposing and/or reporting a practice that you feel violated the law
  • Reduction in pay
  • Job demotion
  • Transfer or unfavorable job assignment
  • Denial of promotion or advancement

The Law Is On Your Side

In New Jersey, an employer cannot refuse to hire someone or determine a level of compensation based solely on that person's marital status or sexual orientation. Likewise, you cannot be treated differently at the time of your job interview. It is illegal for any employer to discriminate against you because you are married, widowed, divorced, unmarried, single, a domestic partner or someone in a same-sex relationship.

New Jersey laws prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. If you are a member of the LGBT community and were discriminated against at work, you have a legal claim.

    Call To Discuss Your Situation

    Discrimination on the basis of marital status is illegal. Unfortunately, that doesn't prevent employers from treating employees differently, or poorly, based on whether they are married. If you believe you have been discriminated against at work because of your status as married or single, contact our firm.

    Consultations are free and confidential. Call 908-349-1066 or contact us online. Our firm is in Union, New Jersey, and represents employees throughout Union County and the surrounding area. Se habla español.