It's Illegal For Employers To Discriminate Based On Marital Status

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

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

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. Likewise, you cannot be treated differently because of your marital status 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.

Common Signs Of Marital Status Discrimination

You do not have to be defined in a work environment by your marital status or your standing as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. 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

We Will Stand Up For You

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.