Marlton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2019 -- Recent changes in New Jersey's Pay Equity Law favor employees who believe they're being unfairly compensated, and The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC represents individuals in pursuit of pay equity claims to recover the wages they deserve.
As top workplace sexual harassment lawyers in South Jersey, The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC has successfully assisted clients with discrimination cases based on sex and gender. The landmark new Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act passed by the New Jersey Legislature in 2018 forbids employers from paying employees of any protected class at a lower rate than coworkers performing similar jobs. The Equal Pay Act was incorporated into the New Jersey law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).
The NJLAD prohibits discrimination based on a long list of protected categories, which include race, age, creed, disability, or sexual orientation. Under the new Equal Pay Act, if employers fail to pay any employee in a protected class equally in relation to their coworkers, they must prove a legitimate non-discriminatory reason, or they're violating the law. The Equal Pay Act also extends NJLAD's anti-retaliation provisions to equal pay claims. Specifically, the Act prohibits an employer from retaliating against employees for "requesting from, discussing with, or disclosing to, any other employee or former employee of the employer, a lawyer from whom the employee seeks legal advice, or any government agency" equity pay information."
Those who believe their employers are violating the New Jersey Equal Pay Act should contact the attorneys at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC for an assessment of their case.
The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC understands that discrimination exists in many workplaces. The firm knows how to recognize illegal discrimination and how to fight it in court. There's no better way to start seeking redress for a pay equity grievance than by hiring the top workplace sexual harassment lawyer in Gloucester County, NJ.
Contact the Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC today at 800-406-8013 to schedule a consultation.
About The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC
The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC handles many types of cases, including whistleblower and Qui Tam claims, as well as discrimination and other employment violations. The attorneys at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, PC focus on building a strong relationship with their clients and maintaining an open channel of communication with all parties.
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