the legislature in new jersey in the 1940spassed a law called "the new jersey law against discrimination" and it’s really a broad andsweeping law that protects individuals from all types of discrimination. and it’s a veryunique statute in that it affords very, very broad protections that other states don’tafford their citizens and the federal law doesn’t afford citizens.so the law against discrimination prevents or prohibits discriminations on the basisof gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, handicap or disability; and whatwe’re really talking about is employers are prohibited from taking what’s called an adverseemployment action against an employee based on one of these characteristics.you can’t be fired at your job because you
are of a certain religious persuasion. youcan’t be disciplined at your job because you are gay. if you have a handicap or a disabilityan employer has to work with you to see if they can afford something called a reasonableaccommodation to help you do your job with your disability. they can’t throw their handsup and say, "joe is disabled, he can’t work here, here’s the door". so these are justsome types of discrimination that this great law prohibits. and it’s something that nota lot of people out there in new jersey know about.so at o’connor, parsons and lane this is a something we are very familiar with and weuse this law to get the maximum recovery for our clients.