Divorcees Are Legally Protected from Discrimination
Going through a divorce is hard enough without worrying that your employer will begin to treat you differently. Unfortunately, for some divorced employees, their employer’s feelings about marriage can have a damaging effect on their careers. Supervisors may be less likely to put a divorced employee up for a promotion, or you may be subject to unpleasant comments in the workplace from your coworkers. If you feel that you have been treated differently in the workplace after your divorce, you may be the victim of discrimination.
No one has the right to make you feel unwelcome in the workplace simply because you’ve gone through a divorce. In New York and New Jersey, workers are protected from discrimination on the basis of their marital status. This includes divorce.
An experienced attorney may be able to help you recover damages for the discrimination you suffered. This might include wages lost on a missed promotion or emotional damages for hurtful comments made by a colleague. Regardless, if you suspect you are being discriminated against at work, it is a good idea to contact an attorney.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
We understand that divorce is an upsetting experience all on its own. Your colleagues have no right to compound that stress by treating you badly in the workplace. We can help you evaluate your options and choose the best course of action for you. This may include navigating your employer’s complaint process or even negotiating for financial compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss marital status/divorce discrimination and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.