Protecting the Rights of New Jersey's Employees

Have you experienced discrimination at work? You may not have an easy answer to that question. Most people experience ups and downs in their careers that seem to have nothing to do with discrimination, harassment or retaliation. On the other hand, sometimes it is all too obvious.

At the Law Firm of Maria D. Noto, P.C., we are committed to helping people protect their workplace rights under New Jersey and federal law. From our office in Matawan, we represent clients in Monmouth County and across New Jersey. Contact us online or call 732-242-3656 for a consultation.

While Maria Noto is an exceptionally experienced trial lawyer, she can be just as effective at resolving disputes out of court. This can be critical in an employment dispute because your job is on the line. Moreover, state agencies require employees to make reasonable efforts at resolving their issues internally before filing a lawsuit, and some employment contracts require cases to be resolved in arbitration.

State and Federal Employment Law: Similarities and Differences

In the arena of labor and employment, New Jersey and the federal government have passed laws on many of the same subjects. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, for example, covers many issues similar to those covered by the federal Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and others. Similarly, the New Jersey Family Leave Act is analogous to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act covers similar issues as New Jersey wage and hour laws.

If you are considering making a workplace complaint, you need an attorney who understands the similarities and differences between New Jersey and federal law — and why some cases are best handled at the state level, while others should involve a federal agency.

We help employees resolve issues such as:

  • Discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics, such as race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or relationship status, disability or perceived disability, and military service
  • Sexual harassment and hostile work environments
  • Denial of lawful leave needed to care for yourself or your family
  • Failure to pay the minimum wage or overtime
  • Employer retaliation for taking family leave, filing a workers' compensation claim, making a discrimination complaint or otherwise exercising your rights
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers who reveal unlawful activities in their workplaces

Contact Us Now for a Consultation About Your Case

If you think you may have a legitimate complaint against your employer, please contact us online or call 732-242-3656. We handle cases throughout New Jersey, and can arrange to meet at a convenient time and place for you. We speak Spanish, French and Italian.