FOR EMPLOYEES

TAKE THE NEXT STEPS TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING YOUR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

QUESTION #1: IS IT WORTH IT?

Deciding whether to confront your employer legally is hard. Here are things you can do to decide whether this is a road that you want to take.

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

QUESTION #2: WHAT ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS?

You’ve lost your job. Now what? For most people, the first step is to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits so you can pay the bills.

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

QUESTION #3: SHOULD I GO TO THE EEOC?

When many people think of employment law, they think of the EEOC. The EEOC is a federal agency charged with enforcing United States law and is a necessary first step in many states. New Jersey is different, which is a good thing for employees. New Jersey has an employment rights statute called the Law Against Discrimination, referred to as the “LAD.” For very good reasons, most employment litigations in New Jersey are brought in state court under the LAD, without an intermediate stop at an agency.

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

QUESTION #4: HANDLING A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

You’re working, but you think that you ‘ve been subjected to a hostile work environment. This has a specific meaning in the law. It does not mean that you have a difficult or unpleasant boss. A hostile work environment is a kind of employment discrimination. It is usually seen in cases of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, but it can arise in others as well, like race discrimination. If you think that you are suffering from a hostile work environment:

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

QUESTION #5: WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU ARE FIRED?

If you’ve lost your job, or think you’re about to, here are some things you can do to protect yourself.

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW.

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OUR CLIENTS SAY

There is no greater compliment that we can receive from our clients than a referral to a friend or loved one. The confidence that you show in our firm is all the motivation we require.

He answers my phone calls, he replies to my emails, he allows me to contribute suggestions and he has a desire to keep things efficient and simple. These are the basics of excellent customer service and Frank lives them every time we communicate. One more thing. He advises both employees and employers. Initially, I thought that would be a problem — in retrospect, I do believe Frank has a distinct advantage. He understands both sides — and whatever your needs may be, he is well positioned to understand the psyche of both parties. So critical when it comes to employment law.

He is fair, honest, straightforward and speaks in simple language, no legal mumbo-jumbo. He’s not your typical attorney. That’s why I like him. Frank is a normal, down-to-earth guy, whom I’ve known for 20 years. We got to know each other from a real estate deal. Then he was instrumental in helping me with business situations and contract problems. Frank is extremely helpful and he has always been there for me. Frank is very sharp in his knowledge of the law. He gives good advice. In addition, he’s considerate of his clients and provides excellent service. He’s not just out there to make a buck.

Richard Simberg, Phones & More

Usually, when you need a lawyer, you’ve got a problem. I was very depressed about my situation. Frank was able to see it for what it was and came up with a number of options. One panned out very well, which relieved me of a great deal of stress and anxiety. I had not had much experience with lawyers. In fact, this was the first time I had to defend myself in this way. Frank was very adept at dealing with the legal issues and, almost as important, he took the burden off of me. Frank was very comforting. I certainly refer friends and colleagues to Frank.

Bruce Cobb, A Large Financial Institution

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