Knowledgeable Employment Law Attorneys On Your Side
Sekas Law Group, LLC, 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).
Sekas Law Group, LLC, 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.
Law Against Discrimination (LAD) And Whistleblower Claims
Employees should never have to go through discrimination or harassment in their place of work. It is illegal to discriminate against someone based on:
- Ethnicity or race
- Skin color
- Belief system
- Where they were born or where they live
- Their age
- Their sex
This includes issues related to:
- Promotions and other career advancements
- Bonuses or raises
- Refusal to provide appropriate compensation based on skills or work history
- Failure to provide a commensurate working area
- Unfair treatment due to pregnancy or maternity/paternity leave
- Disciplinary measures that are unfair
- Wrongful termination
If you have been the victim of harassment or mistreatment at work, you should know what options may be available to you.
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 that the employee reasonably believes is in violation of the 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, nonsolicitation 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 nonunion companies. For nonunion 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.