Protecting Rights In The Workplace
Defending Fairness On The Job
State and federal laws protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. If you feel that you have suffered discrimination or if you are an employer being accused of discrimination, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. At Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC, in Northern New Jersey, we offer highly experienced and qualified legal services in complex cases involving discrimination in the workplace.
Representing Employees, Corporations And Municipalities
Attorney Alan Genitempo has extensive experience representing plaintiff employees, as well as corporations and municipalities facing employment discrimination lawsuits. We work aggressively to help employees pursue compensation or other remedies, including reinstatement. If you are an employer, we will take every necessary step to defend against claims. Our firm has also acted as labor counsel to several public entities in the defense of claims or in pursuing strategies to prevent exposure and settlement negotiation.
Types Of Employment Cases We Handle
We are experienced in employment discrimination cases involving firing, layoffs, job assignments, promotions, discipline, sexual harassment as well as racial harassment in the workplace, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination and whistleblowing. We will pursue damages, including back pay, front pay, emotional distress, pain and suffering, attorney’s fees, and any available punitive damages.
Fighting Back Against Discrimination
Based in Essex County, our firm handles employment litigation in the surrounding counties of New Jersey involving discrimination on the basis of:
- Race or color
- Ethnicity/natural origin
- Disability and/or reasonable accommodations
- Sexual orientation
- Family status
New Jersey has a strong employee protection statute, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). In general, this law offers greater protections than federal law, so discrimination lawsuits are almost always filed under the LAD as opposed to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Our firm also handles claims involving the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), New Jersey’s whistleblower act.