Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch have been guiding employees through the complexities of employment law with over 50 years combined experience. Your case deserves a voice!

Employment Law Attorney in Moorestown

Legal rights for employees are the focus of the law firm of Schall & Barasch LLC, located in Moorestown, New Jersey. Unlike other law firms that represent clients in multiple practice areas and include employment law as one of their practice areas, our firm is dedicated to focusing on one area of law – employment rights.

While New Jersey has long had a reputation as one of the states with laws most favorable to employees, along with California and a few others, the environment here is not quite as favorable as it once was. This turn for the worse is largely due to a more conservative New Jersey Supreme Court, which 25 years ago was one of the leading courts in developing the law protecting the rights of employees. That, unfortunately, is no longer the case.

Nonetheless, New Jersey’s employment laws, and the court decisions interpreting them, remain significantly stronger than those in the vast majority of states. Moreover, the protections provided to New Jersey employees by our state’s employment laws are almost uniformly better than those provided under federal law, and our state courts remain more protective of employee rights than do the federal courts.

Hiring a Moorestown employment lawyer who focuses on laws specific to New Jersey can increase your chances of a favorable outcome for your case. Contact us today by calling (856) 242-8491.

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New Jersey’s Anti-Discrimination Laws

New Jersey’s anti-discrimination laws allow for employees to recover more potential damages, as opposed to the federal laws against discrimination.

In 1991, Congress amended the principal federal anti-discrimination law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to impose “caps” on the total amount of compensatory and punitive damages that employees could recover upon proving and winning a case that they had been discriminated against by their employees. Those “caps” can be as little as $50,000 for small employers and go up only to $300,000 for even the largest employers.

By contrast, under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which outlaws discrimination based on race, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation and also covers a host of other “protected classes,” there are no “caps” on damages. Millions of dollars are potentially recoverable, in a sufficiently egregious case of employment discrimination, against any employer in the State of New Jersey, regardless of size.

For this reason, it’s important to consult with a New Jersey employment attorney who focuses on New Jersey employment law, specifically.

The Conscientious Employee Protection Act

New Jersey also has a very strong law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, or CEPA, protecting the rights of whistleblowers and those who refuse to go along with employer demands that they participate in unlawful conduct.

While there have unfortunately been a few recent decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division wrongly curtailing the protections of the law as intended by our Legislature, CEPA remains one of the strongest whistleblower protection laws in the country.

The lawyers at Schall and Barasch LLC fight on behalf of those who have been punished for speaking truthfully. Our experienced whistleblower lawyers relentlessly prepare and aggressively defend the brave employees in Moorestown, who choose to take a stand.

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We believe in high quality representation, strong attorney-client relationships and principles that continue to propel our firm's success forward.