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Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch have been guiding employees through the complexities of employment law with over 50 years of combined experience.
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Proudly Serving the State of New Jersey
Unlike other law firms that represent clients in multiple practice areas and include employment law as one of their practice areas, the law firm of Schall & Barasch LLC, located in Moorestown, New Jersey, focuses its entire practice on the representation of employees.
Employee rights attorneys and founding partners Richard Schall and Patricia Barasch have dedicated the entirety of their careers to advancing the cause of employee rights both in New Jersey and throughout the United States.
Because of our experience as litigators, knowledge of employment law, and willingness to commit our full attention and resources in each case we take on, we have succeeded over the years in obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
If you believe your rights as an employee have been violated and want to retain New Jersey employment lawyers with over 50 years of combined experience to represent you, request a consultation online today.
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New Jersey’s Anti-Discrimination Laws
New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination is one of the strongest anti-discrimination laws in the United States. It provides employees with more protection and allows employees to recover more potential damages than do 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 discrimination case. 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, and 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. Moreover, New Jersey state courts have generally been more protective of employee rights than have the federal courts.
For these reasons, it is critical, if you believe you have been discriminated against, to consult with a New Jersey employment attorney who focuses on New Jersey employment law and who has extensive experience litigating cases under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
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.
Among its other protections against retaliation, CEPA makes it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee who objects to or refuses to participate in any activity, policy, or practice that the employee reasonably believes:
- is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation promulgated pursuant to law;
- is fraudulent or criminal; or
- is incompatible with a clear mandate of public policy.
While there have unfortunately been a few decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division wrongly curtailing the protections of the law as intended by our Legislature, CEPA nonetheless 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 retaliated against for refusing to go along with an employer’s unlawful conduct. Our experienced whistleblower lawyers relentlessly prepare and aggressively defend New Jersey employees who dare to stand up and speak out about their employers’ wrongdoing.
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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.