New Jersey Employment Law Protects Veterans

New Jersey Employment Lawyers are proud of our country’s armed forces and veterans who have put their lives at risk for our safety and liberty.

And that’s why we fight so hard to protect our military veterans who are discriminated against when they apply for jobs or while they are employed. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prevents companies from unfairly discriminating against members of the armed forces.
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The law states employers can’t give preferential treatment to other employees over you in hiring or by giving different terms of employment based on membership in the Armed Services. However, the law doesn’t prohibit a company from not hiring a member of the military who has already received orders to report for active duty. Federal law may vary, however.

The Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act is a federal law that is intended to ensure those who serve or have served in the military are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers, are reemployed without delay once returning from duty and aren’t discriminated against as a result of their service.

This protection applies to members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard or Air National Guard. If you are living in New Jersey or New York and you feel a company or your employer is treating you unfairly compared to coworkers, please call. We have been protecting the rights of our military members for nearly 30 years.

The Family & Medical Leave Act, commonly applies to people taking time off for births, deaths and illnesses in the family. But the act can also apply to the military who are called into active duty. Some examples of how the act can apply to military members is if you’re deployed with a week or less of notice, if you’re required to participate in military related activities and if you have to attend counseling that is needed because of your active duty.

These laws are lengthy and complex, so if you feel you have been discriminated against because of your service, call for a consultation. We will help you determine the best course of action to protect your rights.

If you feel your employer has discriminated against you based on your military service in New York or New Jersey, contact Resnick & Associates, P.C. at 973-781-1204 or 646-867-7997. We are located in East Hanover, N.J. and Midtown Manhattan on Broadway.

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