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Discrimination is repugnant, immoral and illegal. It can ruin lives, destroy families and harm our communities. New Jersey law protects employees from suffering discrimination and harassment at the workplace by providing for significant penalties to employers who ignore their legal obligations to prevent from occurring and remediating when it happens. Our firm fights for New Jersey employees’ right to a discrimination free workplace by holding employers responsible for the harm caused when they do not fulfill their obligations in stopping workplace discrimination.

New Jersey employment law prohibits many different forms of discriminatory business practices or acts such as sexual harassment, failure to reasonably accommodate, unlawful retaliation and hostile work environments. Discrimination threatens the foundation of a free democratic society. Employers who allow discrimination to take place cause aggrieved employees to suffer devastating personal hardships, irreparable emotional trauma, and unplanned instability to the family unit. In furtherance of New Jersey’s strong public policy to eradicate the cancer of discrimination, our laws provide for strict penalties to employers who do not play by the rules and allow employees to suffer from acts of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Discrimination is unacceptable in all forms and must be fought against vigorously. We work with our clients to hold employers responsible for discrimination in the workplace.

Our New Jersey Education lawyers also represent students in cases involving discrimination and reasonable accommodations. Discrimination also occurs in our schools and can have a significant negative impact on the ability of students to transition from high school to college and the workforce. Federal and state education laws protect students, especially students with disabilities, from unlawful discipline and harassment, intimidation and bullying. They also ensure students with disabilities receive equal access to their education through reasonable accommodations to the school environment, and make meaningful progress toward their educational goals through special education and related services.

If you are the victim of discrimination, harassment or have been unlawfully terminated from your employment, our New Jersey employment lawyers are here to assist you in standing up for your right to a workplace free of discrimination.

Tenacious Litigators

Smith Eibeler is a litigation firm founded on principles of preparation, execution and results. Our team of seasoned litigators have decades of experience in the areas of employment law and civil litigation. If we are fortunate to gain your trust and assume the responsibility of representing you, it is because we believe in you, believe that you have been wronged and believe that we can prove your case in a courtroom. We represent our client’s interests aggressively and effectively while maintaining the highest ethical standards. In all our cases, we are committed to gaining a full and complete understanding of the facts and developing a precise and detailed litigation strategy specific to proving the facts of your case in a court of law. Once the litigation strategy plan is put in place, we then seek to execute the plan and obtain the best result on behalf of our clients. From the initial consultation meeting through trial, our litigators are fully preparing you and your case, so together, we can optimize the ultimate result. Whether the resolution be an acceptable settlement or a favorable jury verdict, we are committed to providing you the best legal representation we can possibly provide to you and your family.

Personal “Hands On” Representation

Our New Jersey lawyers provide our clients with the personal attention and hands-on approach throughout the litigation process. We understand being involved in a lawsuit can be a complicated, time consuming, and sometimes stressful experience to the litigant and their family. We believe getting to know our clients on a personal basis is a critical step in effectively serving as a champion of their case. Our attorneys and administrative staff will always make themselves available to answer any of your questions or discuss your concerns. Our clients always receive an honest and realistic assessment of all potential options for the best and most cost-effective resolution. We believe in educating our clients about their case so they have the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision. We always provide personalized and attentive service to every case because we believe it is essential to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We believe the client’s interests come first and abide by this principle in everything we do.

Our Practices Areas

The Smith Eibeler law firm practices on the areas of employment law, civil litigation, unemployment appeals, sales commission law and personal injury.

Employment Law

New Jersey provides some of the strongest legal protections of any state in the country. Our state rightfully recognizes that workplace discrimination is a menace to all of society and the only way to eradicate the cancer of discrimination is to hold employers responsible for the harm they cause when they fail to follow the law and allow discrimination to exist within the workplace. Our New Jersey employment attorneys represent employees in all areas of employment law, including unlawful termination, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, civil rights, medical leave rights, hostile work environment, whistle-blower retaliation, wage and hour violations, wage theft and unpaid commission. We also provide employment law related consultation services, including representing clients in unemployment appeals, contract review, severance agreements, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements and employee complaint investigations.

Litigation Services

In addition to our employment law practice, we also provide legal services in many areas of civil litigation. We are committed to keeping society safe by holding those persons or companies responsible for the harm caused when laws are violated. We regularly represent people who require assistance with personal injury, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, estate litigation, fraudulent business practices, restrictive covenants, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Unemployment Lawyers

Our New Jersey employment attorneys represent employees in obtaining unemployment benefits they are entitled to when they lose their job through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, there are many employers who challenge an employee’s right to unemployment benefits in situations where the employee is entitled to them. We represent persons in all stages of their claim for unemployment benefits, including during the initial determination, appeals to the Appeal Tribunal or Board of Review and appeals to the New Jersey Appellate Division or New Jersey Supreme Court. Our representation includes working with the client in presenting the facts concerning their separation of employment and advocating for their rights during the unemployment proceeding. If you believe you have been wrongly denied your claim for benefits, our New Jersey unemployment lawyers are here to assist you.

Independent Sales Representatives Law

We represent independent sales representatives and companies in claims of unpaid commissions, drafting sales commission agreements and other business law related services. Independent sales representatives deserve to be timely paid their earned commissions in the same manner an employee deserves to be timely paid their earned wages. New Jersey law recognizes that independent sales representatives should not be stiffed their hard-earned commissions by providing for costly penalties against companies who do not timely pay their independent sales representatives their hard-earned commissions. If you believe you are owed earned commissions, our New Jersey sales commission lawyers are here to assist you in recovering your hard-earned money.

Personal Injury Lawyers

We represent people who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligent conduct of others. Because our New Jersey personal injury lawyers understand that our clients and their family members are going through confusing and stressful times, we focus on openly communicating all the options during the litigation process. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers represent clients in a wide range of cases such as workplace injuries, construction accidents, dog bites, slip and fall and wrongful death. If you or a family member has been injured by the negligent, needless or careless acts of another, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers can help hold those responsible for the harm they caused.

Case Results

for employee's claim of sexual orientation discrimination, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation (in no show jobs) in exchange for the referral of patients


for employee's claims of retaliation for blowing the whistle against UMDNJ's illegal kickback scheme to hire local cardiologists (in no show jobs) in exchange for the referral of patients


for closed head injuries suffered as a result of a fall at a construction site

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Client Reviews
We had a wrongful termination issue combined with a denial of unemployment insurance. Chris Eibeler was our primary attorney. His partner Bob Smith also consulted and gave us good advice. They were both so kind, caring, and professional. They guided us though a very tough time and a positive outcome versus a prior employer. They were also able to reverse our denial of unemployment insurance. I cannot recommend Smith and Eibeler highly enough. The entire staff is very professional, personable, and caring. Tom Wilson
I went to Smith Eibeler LLC for a last minute unemployment matter. Chris, Diane and his staff were very professional and easy to talk to. They provided knowledgeable insight and also kept me in the loop with the what was happening. I would not hesitate to go to him again. John Jung
Chris Eibeler (and the whole team) is very knowledgeable in all aspects of employment/unemployment here in NJ. They break down the most difficult aspects of the law, which allows you to conceptualize and better understand the complexities of the NJ Labor & Employment system. Smith Eibeler should be your first call regarding any Employment, workforce, or Labor questions here in New Jersey. I highly recommend them. Brian Allen
I approached Chris Eibeler regarding an unemployment case in early 2016. Him and his staff are some of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. The process took a while, but his approach to hard questioning helped me win my case. He knows how to get the job done and I am glad I went to him. I would recommend him to anyone in the future who asks for a lawyer. Thank you Chris! Tim F.
I highly recommend the office of Smith Eibeler for employment related issues, particularly anything related to restrictive covenants or post-employment contracts. I found Smith Eibeler via the web and cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found them. My case was handled by Bob Smith who represented me in a potential lawsuit by my former employer for violation of a post-employment contract (not a restrictive covenant per se). Bob was professional, friendly, understanding, and above all extremely helpful. Bob helped me avoid a lawsuit and was extremely knowledgeable in this field. I was thoroughly impressed with his prowess. Hopefully I will never have a legal issue related to employment again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Smith Eibeler again! Gavin Tully

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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