Attorneys Robert W. Smith and Christopher J. Eibeler

Law Against Discrimination

Law Against DiscriminationNew Jersey Law Against Discrimination Attorneys

Are you being harassed at the workplace because of your sex, race or other protected trait? Do you believe you have been unlawfully terminated from your employment? The New Jersey employment lawyers at Smith Eibeler, LLC represent employees who are victims of unlawful discrimination throughout the state of New Jersey.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees of New Jersey from unlawful discrimination at the workplace. New Jersey discrimination laws make it illegal to discriminate against an employee because of his or her age, ancestry, military service, color, creed, disability, marital status, domestic partnership status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. In order to have a claim for violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the discrimination complained of must be based upon one of the specifically enumerated characteristics.

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination not only protects employees who work in New Jersey but also individuals who are seeking employment in New Jersey. Independent contractors are not considered employees and therefore do not receive the protections provided under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. All employer, labor organizations and employment agencies are subject to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Additionally, any person who aids and abets a violation of the law will be found liable.

There are several different forms of unlawful discrimination under the Law Against Discrimination. For instance, it is an unlawful employment practice to discriminate against an individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment. It is also unlawful to take retaliatory action against an employee because the employee opposed any practice or act forbidden under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or for exercising any right provided by the law that an employer knows or should know the existence of. Additionally, an employer will be in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination if it permits a hostile work environment to be directed at one or more of its employees based upon a protected characteristic of the employee. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination requires New Jersey employers to have in place a clear and accessible anti-discrimination policy. Employers must also conduct a complete and thorough investigation into any complaint of unlawful discrimination.

Our New Jersey employment attorneys have successfully litigated many forms of discrimination prohibited under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination including the following:

If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination, feel free to call our office to speak with one of our New Jersey discrimination lawyers to discuss the particular facts of your workplace situation.

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
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