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Philadelphia Employment Lawyer

Do you feel you are in a hostile work environment or being discriminated against at work? Our expert employment attorney At Zeff Law Firm, we represent clients in all types of employment law situations. Whether you are having a problem with discrimination in the workplace, harassment, or retaliation after blowing the whistle on wrongful or unethical behavior, we stand ready to help you. Our labor and employment lawyers in Mt Laurel or Philadelphia have represented clients in employment law and civil rights for decades. We have the insights and understanding to help you fight for your interests.

Why Choose Our Philadelphia Employment Lawyer?

  • Protecting Workers' Rights for 30+ Years
  • Effective Representation & Personalized Attention
  • Track Record of Success in Lawsuits for Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Free & Confidential Consultation to Discuss Your Case

If you have been the target of discrimination or retaliation at your job anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, call (215) 694-8885 to speak with our Philadelphia employment lawyer.

Representation for Public & Private Employees

Our clients include public and private sector employees in many different industries and professions. New Jersey employment attorney Gregg Zeff has represented public safety officials, law enforcement, union members, executives, professors, deans, teachers, and many other employees. We advocate for your rights and fight for your freedom.

"Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."

- Justice Earl Warren

Our Employment Law Practice Areas

Discrimination in the workplace is unlawful when the employee is being discriminated against due to race, color, national originreligious beliefs, sex, age, or disability. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, FMLA, the National Labor Relations Act, ADEA, CEPA, NJLAD, PHRA, and other federal and state laws offer specific protections for employees.

If you believe that you are in a hostile work environment and have been discriminated against due to your age, race, sex, or another protected category, or if an employer has retaliated against you for requesting an accommodation or filing a complaint, contact Zeff Law Firm for help. Every case is unique, so it is best to get advice specific to your situation. We offer free, confidential consultations where our employment lawyers in Mt Laurel can evaluate your case and give you answers to your questions.

 

When is it necessary to contact an employment lawyer?

When it comes to your job, you should never feel threatened, discriminated against, or worried about your job security because of illnesses or injury. Unfortunately, this is not the case for every employee. It can be difficult to stand up to an employer in these situations, but an employment lawyer can help.

What is an employment attorney?

Put simply, an employment attorney fights for employees who have been mistreated in their place of employment. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, there are laws that govern and regulate how employers treat their employees. An employment attorney has vast knowledge of these laws and extensive understanding of how they ensure that employees are consistently treated fairly and with respect in the workplace. When employers fail to follow these rules, an

employment attorney can step in and help protect the rights of employees who have been negatively affected by such behaviors.

What does an employment lawyer do?

Employment lawyers perform a wide spectrum of services for their clients. One of the most important duties that an employment lawyer performs is keeping their clients informed of their rights. If after a consultation your employment attorney believes your rights have been violated by your employer, an employment attorney can file a complaint on your behalf with the appropriate entity. Once a lawsuit has been filed, an employment law attorney can help you navigate the litigation process and advocate on your behalf while the lawsuit is pending. Bringing a lawsuit against an employer can be a challenging, complicated and intimidating process, but having an employment attorney in Philadelphia on your side can ease some of the stress, handle the bulk of the work, and fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are appropriately compensated for any damages you have incurred.

When does an employee need an employment lawyer?

It can be difficult to know when you need to contact an employment lawyer. However, there are certain situations where you should absolutely speak with an employment lawyer to determine whether you might have a claim against your employer. These situations include:

· If you have been discriminated against because of your race, gender, age or religion.

· If you have lost employment opportunities because of injury or illness.

· If you have lost employment opportunities due to family emergencies.

· If you consistently have disputes among your business partners.

· If your boss or colleagues are hostile towards you at work.

· If your employer has retaliated against you for raising concerns about your job.

· If you are consistently harassed at your workplace.

· If you believe you have been unfairly terminated from your job.

When employees find themselves in these situations with their employer, it is important that they find someone who can set things straight. That is precisely what an employment lawyer can do. It is important to know your rights as an employee and to be able to go to work feeling safe and secure. If you have concerns that your rights as an employee are being infringed upon by your employer, call our firm today to discuss with our Philadelphia employment attorneys whether we can help you. 

State laws may offer more protection than federal law. Contact our Philadelphia employment lawyers at 856-778-9700 to learn more.

 

Employment discrimination

If you feel that you have been treated “differently, or less favorably” for a specific reason while at work you may be protected from further unfair treatment by the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You may have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information.  You may have been denied a change to your workplace that you requested due to a disability or your religious beliefs.  Someone at work may have asked you improper questions or shared your medical or genetic information.  Someone at work may have tried to retaliate because you complained about them or started an investigation into discrimination. If any of these situations has occurred, you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey from the Zeff Law Firm who can help you file an employment discrimination lawsuit. Read more »

Race, color, or national origin

It is against the law to treat an employee or applicant differently based on their race or color.  This is true in regard to any of the following situations: hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, and any other condition of employment. If you have been discriminated against due to your race, color or national origin at work, you have 180 days to file an employment discrimination lawsuit, unless you are a federal employee, in which case you have 45 days to discuss your situation with a councilor. If you need to discuss race discrimination with an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Sex and gender discrimination

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee or applicant because of his or her gender. Additionally, employment discrimination because of gender identity or sexual orientation is also a violation of the law in many states.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a sex or gender discrimination lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Religion or creed

The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act Federal law and the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants based on their religious beliefs, creed, or lack of religion. This includes situations like hiring, firing, promoting, requiring a dress code that is exclusive to a person’s faith, unfair work schedules that interfere with religious observance, unfairly banning religious items, harassment or unequal pay because of religion. If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a religion or creed discrimination lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Harassment or hostile work environment

It is illegal to create a hostile work environment or harass an employee with unwelcome conduct, including harassment based on an employee’s race, genetics, age, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.   To prove that you are working in a hostile work environment, you must produce evidence that the harassment was because of one of the above characteristics. If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a harassment or hostile work environment lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

FMLA

There are rules in the Family Medical Leave Act that prevent employment discrimination related to the FMLA.  For instance, Sections 105 and 825.220 of the FMLA regulations prevent employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee or job applicant for using or requesting leave under the FMLA.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a FMLA lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Disability discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prevents discrimination by employers against employees or applicants with either mental or physical disabilities in situations of employment including hiring, firing, pay and wage increases, promotions and more. It allows employees to report, investigate, and file lawsuits for disability discrimination by preventing employers from retaliating during or after this process.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a disability discrimination lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Age discrimination

Discrimintion of employees over the age of 40 in Pennsylvania is prohibited as noted in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) All employees over 40 years of age are protected by these federal and Pennsylvania laws.  In New Jersey, the federal law applies for those over the age of 40, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) also prevents employment discrimination on the basis of age (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 10:5-1 et seq.) in anyone at least 18 years old or under the age of 70.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file an age discrimination lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

National Labor Relations Act

Congress legally authorized the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) in 1935 in order to protect the rights of employees to form or join unions; engage in protected, concerted activities to address or improve working conditions; or refrain from engaging in these activities.  The act makes it unlawful for employers to discourage (or encourage) union activities or sympathies in regard to employment situations such as hiring, firing, pay increases, promotions and more.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a National Labor Relations Act lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help!

Whistleblower rights and retaliation

It is against the law for an employer to punish an employee in retaliation for that employee being a whistleblower.  Employees are allowed to and are protected by law if they report an injury, safety concern, certain mismanagement, abuse of authority, or legal violation in the workplace.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a Whistleblower Rights and Retaliation employment discrimination lawsuit, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Severance agreements

When an employer terminates an employee, they sometimes create a severance agreement, which is considered a legally binding contract written to detail the employee’s termination. Once signed, a severance agreement waives the right that an employee has to sue for wrongful termination. Before signing any severance agreement you should let an employment lawyer review the terms. If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you resolve a severance agreement dispute, the Zeff Law Firm can help! Read more »

Partnership disputes

There are many reasons for business partnership disputes. Many times these disputes can only be resolved with the assistance of an employment attorney. They may include disputes over a breach of contract agreement, a breach of fiduciary duty, an unethical activity, embezzlement or fraud, to name a few. If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you resolve a partnership dispute, the Zeff Law Firm can help! 

First Amendment rights

Can you be fired for speaking your mind? If you work for a company or employer that is privately owned, the First Amendment does not provide you with protection from being fired on account of speaking your mind, but if you work for a public agency in the government you are protected  from your employer retaliating or firing you for exercising your First Amendment rights.  If you need an Employment Lawyer in Philadelphia or New Jersey to help you file a lawsuit about an employment violation of your First Amendment rights, the Zeff Law Firm can help! 

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