New Jersey employees could potentially benefit from understanding more about what actions qualify as a violation of civil rights. When there has been a civil rights violation, victims may have several options available for attempting to remedy the situation. In order to resolve an issue, people victimized by a civil rights violation may file a claim with the appropriate government agencies, file a private lawsuit in court or attempt to reach an agreement through informal negotiations.
Workplace harassment is unfortunately a pervasive problem that is encountered in New Jersey and around the country. It can take many forms, and there are federal laws that prohibit it and that provide protections to those who are its victims.
Letting go of an employee can be a stressful experience not only for the employee, but the employer as well. When an employee of a federal credit union recently returned from vacation to discover that she was being fired, she quickly filed a lawsuit claiming that she was wrongfully terminated. With employment litigation underway, the credit union is now tasked with defending its decision.