The Sekas Law Group prides itself on the ability to support our clients during distressing times such as a threat to one’s employment. Despite state and federal statutes, discrimination persists, whether it is subtle or blatant. Today, victims of discrimination have a legal recourse to challenge such behaviors. Our goal is to maximize your compensation and benefits efficiently and cost-effectively, and on a personal level every step of the way. Our entire office is dedicated to addressing any and all questions you may have. We believe that no detail should be overlooked and no emotion disregarded.
Our attorneys have expertise in representing employees involved in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and trial litigation of all types of employment law matters and disputes. Some of the issues our attorneys handle include highly skilled representation in claims and matters involving wrongful discharge, discrimination (age, ancestry, disability, national origin, race/color, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, FMLA, etc.), sexual harassment, hostile work environments, retaliation, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), unemployment, whistleblower claims, restrictive covenants, wage and hour laws, severance agreements, contract disputes, employee handbook issues, and employee benefits (pensions, 401K savings plans, profit-sharing plans).
The Sekas Law Group has battled Fortune 500 companies and prevailed in cases for awards ranging from $50,000.00 to seven digit figures. Though we battle Fortune 500 Companies, we practice on a personal level and give each client the personal attention they need.
Discrimination and Whistleblower Claims
Employees should never endure workplace discrimination or harassment. It is illegal to discriminate against anyone who is a member of a protected class based on:
- National origin
This includes issues related to:
- Failure to promote or offer bonuses
- Failure to offer commensurate compensation or commensurate working area
- Pregnancy discrimination/denial of maternity leave
- Unfair disciplinary measures
- Wrongful termination
If you believe you are a victim of harassment or have experienced professional setbacks, it is important to know your rights and what you may be entitled to.
Businesses sometimes engage in activity that is fraudulent and/or illegal in an attempt to increase earnings. In New Jersey, employees who disclose or threaten to disclose such activities are protected under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). This statute states that an employer may not take retaliatory action against an employee who discloses or threatens to disclose fraudulent or criminal activity in violation of the law, or against an employee who refuses to participate in an activity which the employee reasonably believes in is violation of a law. If you have challenged such acts in the workplace, it is imperative that you understand your rights and options.
Restrictive Covenant Litigation and Counseling
In addition to litigation claims, our attorneys provide advice and counsel in drafting and reviewing employee manuals, employee contracts, non-compete agreements / restrictive covenants, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements. Our highly sophisticated and well-rounded litigation capabilities are the driving forces behind our success and results.
We have experience working with union and non-union companies. For non-union companies, this includes avoiding audits and review of policies and procedures. For unionized companies, this includes negotiating contracts and collective bargaining agreements with unions as well as grievances that occur after the formation of a contract.