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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: being threatened about losing my job after they found out Im pregnant I need to know if this is right and fair?

I just started working for this company that does eyelash extensions. I have been working very hard 2 jobs because I am 100 percent capable. After just 2 weeks of being there my manager went through my personal stuff on facebook and looked at my personal pictures and found out I was pregnant that... Read more »

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Mar 7, 2018

No. They can't discriminate against you because you are pregnant. If you feel that is the case, a consultation may be worthwhile to determine your claims and option.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: I just recently got fired from a job I worked only for weeks. My boss claimed she fired me because of gossip, which mos

Most of the coworkers did. The two weeks I was there I felt discriminated against because she would complain about my dressing or my hair. She emotionally put me down because she would constantly put me down in front of the other co workers, she even implied I had attention deficit disorder at one... Read more »

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Feb 18, 2018

What basis do you believe she discriminated against you for? (i.e. race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation etc.)

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: im being fired from my job for a workplace relationship that my manager has known about for two years and said was okay

in the store policy manual it says workplace relationships are okay as long as the manager knows about it which she does. recently in another store, a key holder was transferred to another store for being in a relationship with someone that worked there. that person is now suing my district manager... Read more »

Emre Polat Esq.
Emre Polat Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2018

Are you the person that is in a relationship? It's unclear from what you wrote. If you participated in the investigation for the lawsuit - then you are considered to be in a protected class and your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you. Further information is needed via a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: I drive a truck and my employer everytime theres a route thats not done because they didnt call me on time to do it..

I drive doing delivery for Ashley furniture and others.i get paid by the contractor the owner of the truck.i am responsible to park the truck and pay out of my pocket,sometimes he had made me drive all the way to the company and tell me there's no work.but when they tell me go home I do and... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 15, 2018

You need to speak to an employment law lawyer, however even to answer your question it is not clear whether your are salary employee or an independent contractor as in this case you need probably a contracts lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Do i have a case?

For a year, Ive been working at a restaurant as a server where the owner has repeatedly treated me differently than my peers. On my first day on the floor, I was written up for eating a piece of bread, whereas my co-workers have NEVER received anything remotely close to such punishment. I wasnt... Read more »

William N. Sosis
William N. Sosis answered on Jan 10, 2018

I'm assuming you're a member of a protected class and the discrimination you're feeling is based on race, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, etc. There are state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination but unless you're working under some employment contract you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: As a Black man, is being called a "Boy" in a confrontational manner considered discrimination?
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Jul 14, 2017

It is impossible to know for sure whether the statement was meant to be discriminatory, especially without any context or other information. However, given the history of the use of that term for African Americans, it very well could be a discriminatory statement. You may want to try to schedule... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: Can a record telephone conversation which is with consent of one of the callers be used by the latter for

use in a civil case beteen the same two parties.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 6, 2017

Exceptions always exist but as long as one party to the conversation consented you should be good.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: If I am demoted and a younger employee is given my job is that discrimination?
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Dec 9, 2016

The fact that you were demoted and someone who is significantly younger than you could suggest age discrimination. However, I would need a lot more information to be able to assess that potential claim. I suggest that you contact an employment lawyer to schedule a consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: if a manger within a company bad mouths an employee to another manger within that company is that considered harassment?

a department manager called another department manager within the company and proceeded to bad mouth and belittle an employee and their abilities while making rude, disrespectful remarks and attacking the character of said employee.

The manager made a technological blunder though by... Read more »

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg
Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Dec 2, 2016

In New Jersey employment law, something can only be harassment if the reason it happened was unlawful, such as if it is because of your age, race, gender, national origin, disability or another legally protected category. In addition, to be legally actionable harassment has to be severe (very bad)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for New Jersey on
Q: I am frustrated due to my boss miss treating me and fired me after becoming pregnant.

hey, I worked at a nail salon for 9 months, I became pregnant 3 months ago and since i started working there the owner always treated me differently than others. after becoming pregnant and not able to clean like i used to, she talks about how lazy i am to her clients. also tried to fire me because... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jun 7, 2016

You need to retain an employment attorney and the attorney can determine what your rights are. Good luck.

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