Handicap/ Perceived Handicap Discrimination
Both state and federal law protect employees, and in certain circumstances, even independent contractors, against unlawful discrimination in the workplace on the basis of handicap/perceived handicap.
Discrimination can include being subjected to adverse action by an employer such as being fired or terminated or actions other than termination such as being subjected to a pattern of harassment, hostility or a hostile working environment. As an employee, if you find yourself being subjected to discrimination or harassment in the workplace, there are things that you can or should do to protect your legal rights.
If you have been terminated or fired, you may have the basis for a legal claim against the employer to recover damages resulting from your termination including lost wages, damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress, punitive damages as well as legal fees and costs.
To speak with an experienced New Jersey Employment Law Attorney, contact the Law Offices of Gregory S. Schaer, LLC, conveniently located in Monmouth County, New Jersey.