Linden, NJ asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Does this situation constitute employer retaliation, and does my case hold merit?

I recently requested a reasonable accommodation from my employer due to a medical condition, and although the request was reluctantly granted, I have since discovered the creation of a new employee position with the same title and reporting structure as mine. The employer attributes this to increased demand, which holds some truth. However, before my accommodation request, I was solely responsible for hiring resources in my area/technology. Does this situation constitute employer retaliation, and does my case hold merit? Seeking legal advice.

1 Lawyer Answer
Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It doesn't appear you have suffered any damages. If you are fired, or demoted or lose pay, or some other adverse action is taken against you by your employer, you may have a case.

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