Call Us Today: 1-800-923-3456

Employment Law

Discrimination in the Workplace

No one should ever have to suffer racial bigotry, age discrimination or a sexually hostile work environment and the accompanying humiliation. Workers are too often the victims of abuse and job discrimination by their employers.

It is entirely illegal for any employer to discriminate against you because of your age, race, color, religion, sex, disability or sexual orientation.

It is also against the law for an employer to treat you differently or harass you because of your disability, age, sex, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other protected class when:

  • applying for a job
  • during the course of your employment
  • firing you from your job
  • forcing you to retire

“At Will” Employment

New Jersey is an employment “at will” state. The majority of workers in this state are not union workers, operating under a collective bargaining agreement, nor do the vast majority of workers work under an individual employment contract guaranteeing them a specific term of employment.

“At will” employees make up the majority of our workforce in New Jersey. There are advantages and disadvantages to working as an “at will” employee. An employee “at will” may leave their job whenever they want without any concern or negative consequence resulting.

Unfortunately, however, “at will” employees can be lawfully fired for any reason (or no reason at all). An employer can be blatantly unfair or arbitrary and fire an employee for other factors such as a personality conflicts, nepotism or favoritism.

In other words, these terminations, although morally wrong, arbitrary, unfair and repulsive to our sense of decency or notions of fair play, are not unlawful under our current law. Discrimination in the workplace, however, may certainly be.

A Knowledgeable Employment Lawyer Fighting for You

The attorneys at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, have experience protecting employee rights in the following areas:

  • Age, disability, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and any other protected class discrimination
  • Employment contracts
  • Plant closings
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Severance packages
  • Sexual harassment
  • Unemployment claim disputes
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Worker’s compensation

If you or someone you care about suffered job discrimination, contact an experienced attorney at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq to discuss your case. We look forward to helping you seek justice and fair compensation.

To speak with a knowledgeable employment lawyer immediately, call us toll free at 800.923.3456 or contact us online to discuss your legal matter today.

We offer affordable legal services to working men and women. We provide both hourly and contingency fee payment arrangements, and offer payment plans in certain circumstances or when appropriate.

FREE CONSULTATION

  • captcha
Excellent Lawyers and paralegals. They kept me informed and updated on the progression of my case. I was pleased and will be referring others to them. Outstanding customer service.
, Jul 22, 2016
The best lawyers and Their excellent assistants
, Jun 14, 2016
Extraordinary, very satisfied
, Oct 11, 2016
A well-prepared staff who handled everything we asked. Made us feel welcome and handled everything professionally.
, Jun 13, 2016
Robert White III, Esq. was professional and efficient in every step of the process. From dealing with my Worker's Comp insurance to making sure I got the best care with a skilled neurosurgeon and making sure my case was handled fairly by a judge and the court system. I would definitely recommend Garces, Grabler and LeBrocq for anyone who was in need of representation for such matters.
, Mar 28, 2017
Tuve una buena experiensia confien son los mejore.yo tube dos caso y sali muy bien gracias a ellos
, May 7, 2016
Far exceeded my expectations. Mr. Vella was confident and professional. Should I require legal assistance in the future I won't hesitate to call them.
, Oct 21, 2016
Yo ELSA, estoy muy agradecida y muy feliz de haber escogido como mi abogado. Es un buen y excelente preparado e inteligente ABOGADO. Trabaja muy profesional y consciente igual todo su personal que trabaja en su oficina. Me ayudó mucho con mi Caso. Lo recomiendo a cualquiera persona que necesita sus servicios de un buen ABOGADO.
, Feb 17, 2017
Great job , thank you very much, I'm glad I found you,
, Oct 22, 2016
I was very impressed with the professionalism and quick turn-around time from all the participants from GGL that assisted me. I would like to especially thank my attorney Jonathan Kessous. His credentials are very notable he is one of four attorneys throughout the entire state of NJ certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Trial Specialist in both Criminal and Municipal Court Law matters. My case was very serious and could have resulted in jail time or suspension of my license. Jonathan was able to resolve my case very favorably. I am extremely thankful for his assistance. I would also like to recognize and thank his Paralegal Jasmin Caba and his Personal Assistant Marianne Crisitello for their assistance in communicating and preparing me for my trial. They are a great team and I would highly recommend them.
, Feb 27, 2017
Thanks for everything my life change Good bless thanks
, Jul 21, 2016
The Lawyers were very friendly and knowledgeable. If I need a lawyer in the future, they would my go to attorneys.
, Jun 13, 2016
Excellent service.
, Apr 1, 2017
100% satisfaction, very good. I like to recommend.
, Jun 16, 2016
The representation this firm did to me was above and beyond what I expected to receive. Especially Mr. Grabler who was extremely professionals. I was very proud to have him as my lawyer. For this reason I recommend this firm to everybody.
, Jul 19, 2016
Thanks for helping and you have the best service
, Jul 26, 2016
Great service everytime.
, Aug 18, 2016
very satisfied with the outcome. You did a very good job
, Dec 26, 2016
Son exelentes y recomentables
, Sep 4, 2015
Excellent highly recommended
, May 25, 2016
Jonathan was brilliant!!! He is an expert in the field of DUI's. He is patient, well prepared and first and foremost he was concerned for the well-being of me and my family... Thanks so much for your representation!!!!
, Jun 29, 2016
El mejor abogado muy eficaz
, Jan 26, 2017
Great service and support from start to end.
, Jun 15, 2016
I had the good fortune of Mr. Pasquale Vella representing in a matter that I had deemed a bleak one, with no positive outcome in sight. Vella assured me that he would work hard to get me the best results possible, and that is exactly what he did. He worked tirelessly making sure he covered all possible angles, and in the end I was extremely pleased with his services. Vella proved to be diligent, aggressive in yielding results, and very professional, all while maintaining a communicative yet good natured rapport with me as his client. I would most certainly use his services again in the future as well as highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great criminal defense attorney.
, Nov 9, 2016
Hi, it was a very good experience !! I appreciate all the things the Lawyer did for me, he won the case, thank you so much again, I am 100% satisfied!
, Mar 29, 2017
Jonathan A Kessous did an outstanding job in handling my case. He was able to get the most serious charge and several other charges against me dropped and my fine greatly reduced. I was most impressed with his professionalism.competence and the timely manner in which he responded to all my questions and concerns. This demonstrated to me that I was a priority and not just a client!
, Jun 13, 2016
G.G.L... Are the best in the business...
, Jan 26, 2017
He helped me fight a battle that I put off for years. Thank you so much for your services.
, Aug 31, 2016
I would like to say thank you for all your help you've giving me.
, May 24, 2016
Excelentes abogados
, May 8, 2016