Employment and Civil Rights

Employment and civil rights laws are designed to ensure that individual rights are protected in the workplace and in society at large. In the workplace, such laws prohibit an employer from firing or refusing to hire someone because of illegal grounds such as discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other protected status. The law also prohibits harassment in the workplace or retaliation based on these illegal grounds.

 

Our Employment Group is well qualified by training and experience to address such issues. Our attorneys represent employers and claimants in employment discrimination and civil rights cases, and in labor matters, in the courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in administrative proceedings. We have handled discrimination claims based on race, age, gender, disability, and religion. We also have experience with employment matters involving sexual harassment claims, wrongful termination and retaliation claims, ERISA benefits claims, whistleblower law violations, wage and hour statutes, the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

We have further provided substantial work on behalf of employers and employees in negotiating severance/separation agreements, counseling, assisting in administering terminations and layoffs, and other employment related issues. Our attorneys are proactive and seek to ensure that employers have the proper policies and procedures in place for purposes of legal compliance. In this regard, our attorneys can assist in the preparation of employee handbooks and related promulgations.



OFFICES

PENNSYLVANIA
Federal Reserve Bank Building
100 North Independence Mall West, Suite 5A NW
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1559
Telephone 215-629-1600
Fax 215-923-2227

NEW JERSEY
1316 Kings Highway
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Telephone 856-241-9779
Fax 856-241-9989