Proving discrimination may be very hard. Many times people do not say they are causing whatever adverse action against you because they are discriminating. Our Firm has had success in resolving employment matters to the favor of our clients.  


In the State of New Jersey, it is unlawful to discriminate against workers based on certain fundamental differences. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-12, (NJLAD) "makes it unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status. The LAD prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, credit and business contracts. Not all of the foregoing prohibited bases for discrimination are protected in all of these areas of activity. For example, familial status is only protected with respect to housing. The Division has promulgated regulations that explain that a place of public accommodation must make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices or procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have access to public places. "




If you have been a victim of discrimination, the law allows you to recover damages for any losses you may have suffered and in certain instances, the law will allow you to recover punitive damages (these are damages to punish the corporation for the unlawful conduct.  In order to recover, for a violation of NJLAD, you must prove the following elements:










If your employer can prove that they fired you for a legitimate, non-discriminatory, reason, then you must be able to show that the employers stated reasons are a pretext for discrimination.  It is important to either keep a journal of things that transpired or documents of everything that happens.  Make sure you tell your supervisor or manager and give them an opportunity to cure the conduct.  If the conduct continues and your employer does not do anything to rectify it, remember you have rights!



Sylvia Onyejekwe, Esq., becomes one of the first, in the State of New Jersey, to win a case on Nigerian National Origin discrimination.  CLICK HERE



If unlawful conduct occurred, we work hard to prove this discrimination occurred and/or unlawful conduct has occurred.  

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3.You suffered some adverse action-demotion, termination,refusal to

promote, refusal to increase wages;

1.You are in a protected class;

2.You suffered this adverse action because you were in a protected class.

4.You were performing well at your job;