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Protecting Yourself during a New Job or Layoff

If your employer asks you to sign an employment agreement of any kind, whether it is to start a new job, keep the one you have, or if you are the victim of a layoff, we encourage you to call Zeff Law Firm to speak with our employment contract and severance packages attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Attorney Gregg Zeff has advocated for clients in employment law cases for more than three decades.

Learn more about your rights by calling (800) 256-5236 to arrange a consultation with a Philadelphia employment lawyer.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

Certain laws prohibit discrimination in the hiring process. New employees may not be discriminated against in pay, job assignments, benefits, or any other terms and conditions of employment. If an employer discriminates against an employee based on race, age, disability, or another protected category, the employer is in violation of the law.

The law prohibits employers from discrimination in hiring due to:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Sex
  • National origin
  • Religious belief
  • Criminal record
  • Veteran's status

Similarly, it is unlawful to make firing and layoff decisions based on any of these factors. Unfortunately, discrimination happens in the workplace and employees may be unlawfully fired for many reasons.

"The time is always right to do what is right."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get the Advice of an Attorney

If you believe you have been discriminated against in the hiring process or during a layoff, you may want to seek the advice of an attorney with knowledge of employment law. Our new hire and severance packages attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia have extensive knowledge of all aspects of employment law and more than 30 years of experience representing clients in discrimination, employment law, and civil rights cases.

Do you think you are being discriminated against? Call (800) 256-5236 to speak with a lawyer.