Employment Discrimination Attorney in New Jersey

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees of New Jersey from unlawful
discrimination in the workplace. The law makes employers held accountable in the case that they
discriminate against employees based on factors such as age, sex, religion, skin color, sexual
orientation, or marital status.
The law protects not only employees in the state of New Jersey but also people seeking
employment. The law holds all employers, labor organizations and employment agencies
accountable. Unfortunately, independent contractors are not covered by the NJLAD.
If you’re unsure if you’re covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, please call
our team of experienced legal professionals today at 888-355-4752.
Filing a Discrimination Claim
You can file a discrimination claim with either the state administrative agency, the New Jersey
Division on Civil Rights (DCR), or the federal administrative agency, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
If your workplace has between 1 and 14 employees, it’s advisable that you file with the DCR,
because the EEOC only covers workplaces with 15 employees.
Filing with the DCR is not required to pursue a discrimination claim in court, but if you lack an
attorney, the DCR may be able to assist you in resolving your claim without filing in court. DCR
complaints must be filed within 180 days of the date you believe you were discriminated against.
Call our team of Freehold attorneys today at 888-355-4752 to see if you need to file your case in
court.
Contact the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis If You’ve Faced EmploymenDiscrimination
Being discriminated against in the workplace without a valid reason is a serious issue. If you’ve
dealt with an employer who discriminated against you due to your race, religion, sexual
orientation, or any other factor that was irrelevant to your work performance, you might have a
legal case against your employer. Call our team of legal professionals today at 888-355-4752,
and we’ll help you sort your issue.

Two Bike Riders Killed in a Motorcycle Accident in Upper Freehold

Two motorcyclists were killed in a crash on Sunday afternoon in Upper Freehold. The crash was
reported before 2 PM on Route 524 and Sharon Station Road in Upper Freehold.
Alejandro Goez, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, confirmed that both riders were
dead. He added that the part of the roadway where the crash occurred was closed for
investigation.
This is the second fatal crash in Upper Freehold in four days. On Thursday night, a 38-year-old
township man died after he was injured in a collision on Route 526.

Boy in Critical Condition After Being Hit By Bus in Jersey City

A 10-year-old boy went into critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center this morning after being hit by a bus on one of Hudson County’s busiest roads. The child was struck at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Neptune Avenue shortly after 8 a.m., although specifics of the crash are not yet known. The boy was taken with his mother at the time of the accident, and was taken to JCMC this morning in extremely critical condition, hospital spokesman Mark Rabson said. Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill says it’s still unclear whether his mother sustained any injuries


Drug Paraphernalia Law in New Jersey

Drug paraphernalia is a broad term and refers to many materials and devices associated with illegal drugs. As defined under 2C:36-1, “drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating… or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog in violation of the provisions of chapter 35 of this title.”

This paraphernalia includes “kits used or intended for use in manufacturing, isomerization devices used or intended for use in increasing the potency of any species of plant which is a controlled dangerous substance, and testing equipment used or intended for use identifying, or in analyzing the strength, effectiveness or purity of controlled dangerous substances or controlled substance analogs.”

Those found guilty of possessing drug paraphernalia will have to appear in open court and tell the judge what they did to make them guilty of this offense. Those on probation will have to submit to random drug and urine testing. Those who are public office holders or employees will be required to forfeit their offices or jobs by virtue of their guilty plea.

If you have been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, contact our Monmouth County law office by e-mail or call 888-ELLIS-LAW (888-355-4752) for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.