Employment Attorney In Philadelphia & New Jersey

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If you have been the target of discrimination or retaliation at your job anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, call 856-778-9700 to speak with our lawyers.

More Than 30 Years Experience Serving Clients In Philadelphia & New Jersey

Do you feel you are in a hostile work environment or being discriminated against at work? –  Our expert employment attorneys at Zeff Law Firm represent employees and employers 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 Philadelphia and NJ labor and employment lawyers have represented clients in employment law and civil rights for decades in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have the insights and understanding to help you fight for your interests.

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Representing Both Employers & Employees Since the 1990’s


Our clients, including public and private sector employees, belong to many different industries and professions. We have been providing legal representation for both employers and employees for three decades. At Zeff Law Firm, Gregg Zeff is an employment attorney in Philadelphia & New Jersey who has represented:

  • Public safety officials
  • Law enforcement
  • Union members
  • Executives
  • Professors
  • Deans
  • Teachers
  • Many other types of employees

We advocate for your rights and fight for your freedom. Visit our offices located in Philadelphia & New Jersey.

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When employees find themselves in difficult situations with their employer, they must 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 employment law firm today to discuss whether we can help you fight for your rights.

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

We Are Dedicated to Fighting for Your Rights

We understand how important your private and professional lives are and the importance of keeping your employment contracts confidential. We can guarantee you that your consultations with us will not only be free, but also 100% confidential. Contact our Mt. Laurel, NJ, or Philadelphia lawyers today to book a free consultation.

Discrimination in the workplace is unlawful when the employee is being discriminated against due to race, color, national origin, religious 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.

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If you believe that you are in a hostile work environment and have been discriminated against because of your age, race, sex, or another protected category, or if an employer has retaliated against you for requesting 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, NJ can evaluate your case and give you answers to your questions.

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 have occurred, you need an Employment Lawyer in New Jersey or Philadelphia from the Zeff Law Firm who can help you file an employment discrimination lawsuit.

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 regarding 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 law attorney in Philadelphia or New Jersey, the Zeff Law Firm can help!

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. Talk to an experienced employment lawyer for a consultation and to help you file a sex or gender discrimination lawsuit.

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, sexual harassment or unequal pay because of religion. An employment lawyer will guide you in filing a religion or creed discrimination lawsuit under your state law, talk to Zeff Law Firm’s professional religion discrimination attorneys today.

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 a Lawyer to help you file an employment related harassment or hostile work environment lawsuit, contact the Zeff Law Firm.


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. Consult an employment lawyer from the Zeff Law Firm to help you file an FMLA lawsuit.

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 are in the Philadelphia area and need a New Jersey or Philadelphia employment lawyer to help you file a disability discrimination lawsuit, contact the Zeff Law Firm!

Age discrimination

Discrimination 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 to 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.) anyone at least 18 years old or under the age of 70. Contact an Employment Lawyer today for your age discrimination lawsuit.

National Labor Relations Act

Congress legally authorized the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) in 1935 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. An Employment Attorney will help you with a National Labor Relations Act lawsuit.

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. At Zeff Law Firm, our Philadelphia and New Jersey employment lawyers protect your Whistleblower Rights and will guide you through filing a Retaliation employment discrimination lawsuit.

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 Attorney to help you resolve a severance agreement dispute, the Zeff Law Firm can help!

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 in Philadelphia or NJ. 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. An Employment Lawyer can help you resolve a partnership dispute., Contact the Zeff Law Firm today!

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. Zeff Law Firm’s Employment Attorneys can file a lawsuit on your behalf concerning an employment violation of your First Amendment rights.

Frequently Asked Questions to Philadelphia Employment Lawyers

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, but it is essential for in these situations to contact an employment lawyer.

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. These attorney have a vast knowledge of these laws and an 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, A Philadelphia employment lawyer can step in and help protect the rights of employees who have been negatively affected by such behaviors.

What does a Philadelphia 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, if your employment attorney believes your rights have been violated by your employer, then they 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 attorney 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 a Philadelphia 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.

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