Experienced Hackensack, N.J. Employment Law Attorneys
Employment law can be complicated. It is extremely important, whether you are an employee, or an employer of any size to fully understand all applicable employment laws that may apply to you or your business. We, at Goldman, Davis and Gutfleish have the requisite knowledge and experience to be able to handle all aspects of employment law whether you are an employee or a small business.
If you have been terminated from a job, or simply want advice of what to do if you feel that you are on the verge of being terminated, whether it be the result of discrimination or other unlawful act by your employer, it is best to get advice from experienced attorneys, before it is too late.
Likewise, if you are an employer, and simply want to make sure that your business has fully complied with all employment laws so that you can potentially avoid being sued, it is equally important to get the right legal advice. We at Goldman, Davis and Gutfleish will insure that you have all of the knowledge necessary to make the proper employment decisions whether you are an employee or an employer.
Comprehensive Employment Law Representation
Led by Evan L. Goldman and Steven Davis, our employment law attorneys represent employees in employment issues involving the following:
- Employment Discrimination
- Wrongful Termination
- Failure to Accommodate Claims/
- Employment Contracts
- Whistleblower Claims
- Severance Agreements
- Breach of Employment Contracts
- Employment Regulatory Compliance
- Preparation of Employee Handbooks/Policies for Large and Small Companies
- Litigation of all Types of Employment Claims in both State and Federal Courts
- Restrictive Covenants
- Negotiation of Non-Compete Clauses
- Other Employment Issues
Unfortunately, Discrimination is still prevalent in our society, and as a result, it can affect someone’s employment. When an individual is terminated, it may not be readily apparent that the reason for termination was the result of discrimination, whether it be race, gender, religious, sex, disability, age or whistleblower retaliation. However, when the pieces of the puzzle are put together, it becomes more apparent that the real reason for termination was discriminatory and therefore a violation of the law.
The Employment Attorneys at Goldman, Davis & Gutfleish are well versed in all aspects of Employment Discrimination Law. Additionally, Evan L. Goldman, is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a designation given to less than 2% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey.
We also have comprehensive knowledge of the various state and federal laws applicable to employee rights and discrimination, including:
- FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
- FLA (Family Leave Act)
- FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act)
- NJLAD (New Jersey Law Against Discrimination)
- ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act)
- CEPA (Conscientious Employee Protection Act—commonly known as whistleblower protection).
We recognize the emotional distress a victim who has been wrongfully discharged undergoes. We also understand the economic harm that can not only affect the person who has been discharged, but also those who rely upon that person for economic support. Discrimination Claims must be prosecuted carefully and thoughtfully. Many times, a discrimination claim has to be tried before a Judge and Jury. As a result, it is important that the attorney you choose be well versed in all aspects of discrimination law, as well as having the requisite trial experience. Evan L. Goldman has tried to conclusion well over 125 trials before a Judge and Jury. Based in Bergen County, and Hackensack, all of our employment attorneys have the requisite knowledge and experience to handle your employment case, whether it is on behalf of an employer or employee.
Our employment attorneys assist employees and employers in negotiating, drafting and reviewing employment agreements that satisfy state and federal requirements, as well as provide for protection of our clients’ interests. We handle the following:
- Employment Agreements
- Non-compete Agreements
- Non-disclosure Agreements
- Employment Termination Agreements
- Severance Agreements
- Breach of Employment Contracts
Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Experienced Employee Rights Attorneys in Bergen County, Hackensack , New Jersey.
New Jersey, as most states, is an at-will employment state. At-will employment means that an employer can fire or terminate the employee at any time, for any reason, as long as it does not violate any state or federal laws. In other words, no matter how unfair you believe your employer has been, you can be terminated for any reason, as long as it is not done in violation of State or Federal Law.
However, if you have been terminated, or feel that you will be terminated in the near future, and you believe that your employer has violated the law (failure to accommodate a disability, race, gender, sex, age or religious discrimination), it is important to obtain the proper legal advice. In many cases, an employer may require you to sign a release in order to get some minimal severance. Before you sign such an agreement, it is important to get the proper legal advice so that you can determine whether such a document should be signed or whether you should proceed further against your former employer.
We, at Goldman, Davis and Gutfleish have been representing individuals in Bergen County, and the surrounding area since 1930. We have built a reputation as experienced, knowledgeable, and caring civil litigation attorneys. We are selective in the cases we accept, but will fight relentlessly on behalf of our clients who have been wronged by their employers. We are experienced in handling cases from trial up through appeals to the Supreme Court of New Jersey and have a record of success in all Courts in New Jersey, both State and Federal. Our employment law practice is led by attorneys Evan L. Goldman and Steven L. Davis.
Examples of Wrongful Termination and Violation of Employee Rights
Employment law disputes are almost always complex and colored by different perceptions among the manager and the employee. Wrongful Termination cases are often complicated by the existence of some seemingly valid reason for the termination that may exist alongside the discriminatory reason.
The attorney you choose should have the requisite knowledge and experience to ask you the proper questions, and to review all of your documents so that a decision can be made as to whether your termination was discriminatory. We at Goldman, Davis & Gutfleish have the expertise and knowledge to evaluate your claim and determine whether in fact you were terminated for a discriminatory reason.
Some Basic Examples of When to Question whether a Termination is Valid Include:
- Has your employer ever asked questions about when you intend to retire or have you thought about retirement?
- Were you terminated for a seemingly valid reason, shortly after you complained about harassment, unequal pay, or other comments made to you on the basis of age, sex, gender, race, or religion?
- Were you terminated for reasons that others have not been terminated for?
- Shortly before termination, were you given tasks that were either impossible to complete, or were well below your level of knowledge and experience?
- Were you terminated for a seemingly odd violation of some unwritten company rule?
- Any other reasons that you believe were unsubstantiated or odd?
These are only a few examples of what may be wrongful termination or a violation of your employee rights. Early consultation with an experienced employment attorney will help you understand your rights and insure that you are legally protected.
Contact Goldman, Davis and Gutfleish, P.C.
If, after your employment has been terminated under suspicious or questionable circumstances, you have questions about your legal rights, contact the employment lawyers at Goldman, Davis & Gutfleish to have all of your questions answered.