Beth was working for a consulting firm for the last 10 years. She was the take-in manager for all new clients. For the last few years as Beth has been getting older, there has been a disconnect between Beth and her co-workers that she had not experienced before. Much of the disconnect has been due to the age gap but there has also been some backlash from her supervisor.
Beth wasn’t sure what was happening until she started getting written warnings for things that had not been problems in the past. These stemmed from coming in a few minutes late to not completing her assignments as accurately as her supervisor wanted.
Finally, on a sunny Friday afternoon, Beth was called into her supervisor’s office and was let go from the job that she held for more than a decade. She was shocked and hurt, and most of all, she was worried about the fact that she may never get back into her line of work due to her age and the tough job market.
Beth went to see an attorney and he suspected that the treatment that Beth had experienced was due to age discrimination. Age discrimination is not only illegal under Federal law but also under state law.
If you have suffered a similar set of circumstances as Beth, contact a New Jersey discrimination attorney in order to get the compensation that you deserve.
New Jersey Civil Rights Statutes
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) protects employees from discrimination due to race, national origin, sexual orientation, age and disability. If you sue an employer under the LAD, you may be able to receive back pay, front pay, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and interest.
If you are involved in a situation where you feel that you have been discriminated against in the workplace and now your career is in jeopardy, make sure that you are compensated for the earnings that you have lost and will potentially lose in the future. A New Jersey discrimination lawyer can take your case to court under the federal discrimination laws, the New Jersey Civil Rights statute and the Law Against Discrimination in order to compensate you for lost past earnings, and your potential loss of earnings and fulfillment in your career.