Representation For Employees In Employment Discrimination Cases

Employers can generally hire, fire and discipline as they please, as New Jersey is considered an "employment at will" state. However, an employee cannot be targeted for an adverse employment action because of race, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other protected classification.

The Law Offices of Shelley L. Stangler, P.C., represents workers in employment discrimination lawsuits under federal civil rights legislation and state statutes. Our law firm has recovered monetary damages for the financial and emotional fallout of discriminatory practices.

Our Springfield, New Jersey, firm takes cases in Union County, surrounding counties and statewide. Call 877-267-9907 and arrange a consultation to explore whether you have a case.

Successful Advocacy In Employment Discrimination Litigation

Shelley Stangler is an accomplished trial lawyer who brings over 30 years of litigation experience to every case. She has successfully sued employers large and small in a broad spectrum of cases:

  • Employment discrimination in hiring, duties, compensation, promotion, discipline or harassment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act and New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age and sexual orientation.
  • Sexual harassment by a supervisor or co-worker, including unwelcome advances, quid pro quo demands for sex, sexual touching, offensive language or pictures, or hostile conduct based on gender.
  • Disability discrimination under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), including discriminatory treatment or failure to make reasonable accommodations for a physical or mental impairment.
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation, including constructive discharge lawsuits if the employee quit because the discrimination or retaliation created an intolerably hostile work environment.
  • Breach of employment contract, including "Wooley" claims in which employee handbook provisions constitute a contract.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act

Remedies in a successful suit can include back pay and benefits, damages for emotional distress, reinstatement or promotion, or sanctions against the offender(s). Punitive damages may apply if the adverse action was outrageous or repeated.

Representation Backed By Experience

Sample cases handled by Ms. Stangler include:

  • Racial slurs regarding an African-American in the workplace of a Fortune 500 company;
  • Age discrimination involving harassment of older workers, demotions or changes to less desirable positions and replacement by younger workers at a large and well known company;
  • The failure to promote in a correctional facility;
  • Demotion and termination of a nurse at a nursing home facility after 30 years of service by another ethnic group hostile to plaintiff;
  • Sexual harassment at a well known fast food company
  • Sexual harassment by a female medical provider against a male client involving treatment for psychological problems
  • Accommodations in the education context

It is important to recognize that discrimination must be based on a protected classification of person as opposed to simply not getting along with your boss or supervisor. Further, the harassment must be severe enough to be covered by the law.

Ms. Stangler will explain your rights and determine if you have grounds to sue. She can also advise on how to document harassment and employment discrimination if you are still in the workplace. She has negotiated discreet settlements with employers and litigated cases through the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, state and federal district court.

Shelley Stangler: Compassionate To Clients, Aggressive to Their Opponents

Attorney Shelley Stangler has spent more than 30 years assisting those who have suffered injury. She does not represent employee property owners, insurance carriers, shopping centers or other corporate organizations. With each new client, she carefully breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of their case, and throughout the duration of the lawsuit, she is always compassionate and responsive to their concerns.

Contact Us For Employment Law Help

Call our Springfield office at 877-267-9907 or contact us online. If we take your case, we may work on a contingency fee basis depending on the complexity of the matter and other factors. A consultation fee may be required depending on the circumstances. In some cases we may agree to take the matter on contingency but require payment of the costs of litigation.