Five Factors Your Employment Attorney Will Consider When Evaluating Your Employment Discrimination Case

Whether you have been sexually harassed at the workplace or wrongfully terminated from your employment because of unlawful retaliation, you may have a claim under the New Jersey anti-discrimination law called the Law Against Discrimination. This law offers legal protections to employees against discrimination in the workplace. Experienced employment discrimination in New Jersey will work to prove that an employee was negatively affected at their employment for discrimination reasons.

Not all unfair treatment in the workplace is unlawful. The state law is specific about what qualifies as illegal employment discrimination. Your attorney will take into account the following facts when evaluating whether you have a legitimate claim of employment discrimination:

Protected status

Employees, former employees, and applicants are protected from employment discrimination based on color, race, sex, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, and disability. Your attorney will make sure you have protected status.

How You Were Treated at Work

 Your lawyer will determine if your boss treated you differently from other employees who don’t share your protected status. Also, your employer can also use evidence that other employees who share your protected status were treated less favorably than those with protected status. 

Available evidence you have

To have a strong case against your boss, you need evidence that at least shows one aspect of your cases such as your protected status or unfavorable treatment. Also, make sure to share any evidence that demonstrates your employer or someone who acts on your boss’ behalf harbored any ill feelings toward employees with your protected status. 

Your Damages

 Money damage is the main form of recovery in an employment discrimination lawsuit. To get a monetary award, you must prove loss or injury because of your employer’s illegal action. Your attorney will assess your case and the losses you have suffered. You may be able to recover lost pay, emotional distress damages, lost benefit, or punitive benefits if available. 

Your Presentability to Be A Witness

Your employment attorney will see how you will present as a witness by evaluating how clear, organized, concise, honest, and presentable you look since the judge or jury will evaluate you in the same way.

Even if you have a strong employment discrimination case, you need to collect evidence and describe it clearly and coherently. This one way your employment attorney will decide whether or not to take your case. By being organized and presentable, your attorney can easily assess your case and help you win it. 

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