Burlington County Employment Law Attorneys
Located east of the Delaware River and stretching across the state to the Atlantic coast, Burlington County is New Jersey’s largest county. It is a major part of the Delaware Valley and is home to over 460,000 people. Within the county, Evesham Township has the highest population, while Washington Township is the largest by area.
Located in Marlton, New Jersey, the employment law attorneys of Burnham Douglass are proud to assist all Burlington County residents with their legal needs. Our experienced legal team is prepared to defend all workers’ rights to privacy, their rights to fair compensation, and their rights to a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. We are fierce advocates who can handle your unique case in a professional and courteous manner, pursuing a positive outcome with your best interests in mind.
We represent residents of all municipalities of Burlington County, including Chesterfield, Delran, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Southampton, as well as the rest of New Jersey.
For decades, our firm has been successful in a broad range of employment law cases, including, but not limited to:
Workers face discrimination, harassment, and other illegal activities every day, many of which go unreported because of their fear of retaliation. The team at Burnham Douglass understand that speaking up to an employer about an unlawful activity is not an easy task, and we are here to stand by you every step of the way. Retaliation is sometimes not obvious as well, because employers understand it is an illegal activity. Some acts of retaliation include a reduction in hours or pay, sudden negative reviews, or denied promotions or raises.
Wrongful termination involves an employer firing an employee for an unlawful reason. Federal and state laws offer numerous protections for employees based on many factors such as their race, age, gender identity, creed, and other federally protected classes. It is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee because of one of these protections. It is also unlawful to terminate an employee as a form of retaliation because they reported or witnessed illegal behavior.
Sexual harassment has been a consistent issue in the workplace for decades, even today. It is any type of unwanted sexual advances at work or inappropriate touching or comments, that makes the work environment offensive. Sexual harassment can happen to anyone, regardless of gender. It can be obvious harassment, or it could be much more subtle. Sexual harassment claims could fall into two types: hostile work environment, which is unwanted sexual conduct that makes the workplace offensive, or quid pro quo, which is a supervisor requesting sexual favors in return for employment action.
Discrimination in the workplace is illegal by both federal and state law, and it can take many forms. It occurs when an employer takes a negative action against an employee or possible employee because of their race, gender, religion, sex, disability, age, citizenship status, and many more. Some examples of discrimination include laying off an older worker in favor of a younger one, or an employer not hiring someone because of their gender. Proving discrimination is a difficult task, but our experienced team will work with you and hold those accountable.
An employee at work may acquire knowledge about an illegal activity or behavior at work and speaking up about it is difficult. That is why there are federal protections for whistleblowers to protect them from retaliation should they report the unlawful act. Even though there are protections, employers may adversely react towards a worker for speaking up. And it does not have to be obvious either; the retaliation can be a denial of a raise or an exclusion from a company meeting.
Hostile Work Environment
A hostile work environment is an environment where an employer, supervisor, or coworker is allowed to repeatedly offend another employee with racial or sexual comments or other abusive actions. It could also include physical violence or even the threat of violence. A hostile work environment must also be actions that are repeated and unwanted and affect a worker’s ability to perform their job.
There are many different types of employment contracts. There are oral agreements, confidentiality agreements, noncompetition agreements and several other types that we provide representation and legal guidance for all workers. We can also help with contract disputes, negotiations with severance pay, and advise on many more.
Wage & Hour Disputes
Federal and state laws protect workers from unfair wage and hour disputes. There are several types of wage violations, such as failing to pay overtime, withholding pay, illegally deducting paychecks, or failing to pay earned commissions. If you have a wage dispute with your employer, our experienced team can help you file a wage claim.
The Burlington County Employment Law Attorneys at Burnham Douglass Uphold Workers’ Rights
No matter your workplace legal dilemma, the experienced Burlington County employment law attorneys at Burnham Douglass can help. You can call 856-751-5505 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our law offices in Marlton and Northfield, New Jersey. We represent clients in Burlington County, Atlantic County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County, and throughout New Jersey.