Skillful Labor and Employment Lawyers Handle Westfield & Washington, D.C., Cases
New Jersey firm assists with a full range of workplace claims
Effectively handling labor and employment issues demands a combination of legal knowledge and practical skill. At Cashdan & Kane, PLLC, our attorneys have 50 years of combined experience providing strong, client-focused representation to clients in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. Since 1991, our firm has advised employees and employers in actions arising from discrimination claims, wage disputes, family leave issues, and union matters. We have a detailed knowledge of the law and know what it takes to win a successful result either through a settlement or at trial. With offices in the District of Columbia as well as Westfield, Newark, and Jersey City, New Jersey, we have built a nationwide reputation for securing exceptional results.
Westfield, NJ advocates litigate all types of discrimination disputes
If you are facing discrimination or sexual harassment on the job, we will investigate the facts and work tirelessly to hold the liable parties accountable. Our firm handles all types of claims, including those pertaining to:
- Race, religion, ethnicity — Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the main federal law that protects employees from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or religion. State and local laws might prohibit discrimination based on additional traits, such as sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity.
- Gender discrimination and sexual harassment — Our firm advocates for clients who have been pressured into sexual relationships by a supervisor or forced to endure a hostile work environment due to their gender. We also bring discrimination claims on behalf of people who have been unfairly treated based on their sex.
- Age — Individuals who are over 40 can seek relief based on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. If you’ve suffered negative consequences because of your age, we will guide you through the claim process.
- Disability — Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, companies are required to make reasonable accommodations for people with physical limitations. Our lawyers can explain how this law applies to you.
To protect your rights, you need to be aware that there are short deadlines for filing a charge with federal or state agencies. Failing to initiate a timely claim might prevent you from suing your employer. In some instances, it is necessary to make an internal complaint first. We can help you figure out how to proceed, representing you at each stage of the process.
Trustworthy attorneys litigate wage and hour conflicts
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, you have the right to take home the pay that you have earned, which in many cases includes overtime pay. Many workers are understandably intimidated about taking on their employers, but we will arm you with the legal support you need to assert your rights. Often, violations such as failure to pay time-and-a-half for overtime work, refusal to allow mandated breaks, or wages that don’t meet the legal minimum are not isolated. We can represent you and other employees in a full range of wage and hour claims so that you can obtain full compensation for your efforts.
Dedicated legal counselors help with family and medical leave matters
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act establishes strong protections for U.S. workers who seek time away from their job to handle a health or family issue. Though this statute applies to companies with at least 50 employees, many states and localities, such as the District of Columbia, have added additional rights for workers. If you need a temporary absence from work because of a new baby, a family medical crisis, military obligations, jury duty, or an educational matter involving your child, we can outline your options. If you have been punished for exercising these legal rights, our experienced attorneys will press your employer to obey the law, and we will file a lawsuit if necessary to seek justice.
Seasoned litigators advise on labor and union concerns
Though the term “labor law” is often used to describe all types of employment matters, it specifically refers to the rules that govern relationships between employee unions and management. Whether you are already part of a union or are seeking to discuss the establishment of one at your workplace, our firm will protect against any infringement of your rights. These matters often involve First Amendment issues and improper interference with employees’ ability to organize. If you have a union matter that requires legal assistance, we will take prompt action on your behalf.
Contact an established attorney for assistance with a New Jersey or D.C. employment issue
Cashdan & Kane, PLLC represents clients in a complete range of New Jersey and District of Columbia labor and employment matters. Please call 202-862-4330 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Westfield office or our locations in Newark, Jersey City or Washington, D.C.