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New Jersey Employment Litigation Attorney

Our attorneys represent clients throughout the State of New Jersey in employment-related cases, such as discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, sexual harassment, whistleblower claims, and wrongful termination. We represent clients in the Superior Court of New Jersey, the District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as in administrative proceedings before the Office of Administrative Law.

Being wrongfully terminated can have major consequences in your life for you and your family. If you have been wrongfully fired from your employment for a violation of New Jersey State Law or an employment contract, it is important for you to secure legal counsel right away in an effort to preserve evidence in bringing your claim into Court.

Everyone has the right to be treated fairly and respectfully by their employer. However, there may be a time when you need a trusted employment litigation attorney in your corner to help you through a dispute with your employer. Our attorneys are ready to get to work on your case today. We are skilled and experienced at representing workers who have been harassed, discriminated against, retaliated against, wrongfully terminated, or had their employee rights violated. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements for employees and gear every case up for trial if necessary. If you feel as though you were subjected to a hostile work environment, a wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation or discrimination in the workplace, contact our office to schedule a free consultation today.

Where do we begin?  

At the initial intake, we will gather all of the necessary facts and information to start building your case. We then evaluate what laws your employer may have violated and determine the best course of action to vindicate your rights. Some claims can resolve prior to the filing of a lawsuit while other cases necessitate filing a lawsuit. In the event that a lawsuit is necessary, we will prepare the pleadings on your behalf that describe the facts in detail and explain how your employer violated your rights under the law. Evidence, such as documents, photographs, videos, emails, text messages, letters, all play a critical role in your case. We will make sure to gather all of the relevant evidence in preparing your case. Our team ensures evidence is preserved by sending preservation of evidence letters to your employer to make sure that nothing gets deleted or destroyed.

How do we begin?

Our attorneys are available 24 hours 7 days a week. Call us today at (973) 256-1414 or email us at to schedule a free consultation. If you have experienced discrimination, retaliation, abuse or harassment in your workplace in New Jersey, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our attorneys litigate in all twenty-one counties of New Jersey and are here to help you today!

Types of Employment Claims

Our office represents clients in the following employment based claims in the State of New Jersey:

  • Discrimination
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Conscientious Employee Protection Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Retaliation
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Whistleblower Claims (“CEPA CLAIMS”)
  • Division of Civil Rights Claims
  • New Jersey Paid Family Leave
  • New Jersey Wage and Hour Claims
  • Breaches of Contract
  • Restrictive Covenants (Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation Agreements)

Your New Jersey Discrimination, Harassment, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation Claim Attorneys

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) outlaws unlawful employment discrimination against any person that falls into a protected class set forth below:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait (AHCBT)
  • Liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • Pregnancy
  • Civil union status
  • Domestic partnership status
  • National origin
  • Nationality
  • Sex
  • Affectional or sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Genetic information
  • Refusal to submit to genetic testing
  • Refusal to provide genetic information or race of that person or of that person’s spouse

The NJLAD forbid discriminating against a person that is in any one of these protected classes.

Whistleblower Claims

New Jersey has one of the nation’s most far reaching whistleblower statutes known as the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”). CEPA applies to private and public sectors.  CEPA protects employees (whistleblowers) who disclose, object to, or refuse to participate in certain actions that the employee reasonably believes are either illegal or in violation of a clear mandate of public policy. Even employees who incorrectly accuse their employers of wrongdoing may be protected under CEPA if the employee reasonably believed a law or clear mandate of public policy was being violated.

CEPA prevents an employer from retaliating against a whistleblowing employee.  Retaliation includes termination, demotions, pay cuts, poor performance reviews, harassment and changes in employment conditions/schedules.

Sexual Harassment Claims

Many women have reported and experience in the workplace.  We also know that most cases of workplace sexual harassment never get reported. Victims often fear retaliation from their coworkers and employers and do not want to jeopardize their jobs. Victims of workplace sexual harassment often suffer from emotional and psychological distress that affects both their work and personal lives.

Sexual harassment takes many forms and can include:

  • Physical Sexual Harassment
  • Verbal Sexual Harassment
  • Non-Verbal Sexual Harassment
  • Threats or Intimidation
  • Requests for Sexual Favors (Quid Pro Quo)

Remedies Sought for our Clients

  • Recovery of any lost wages;
  • Reinstatement to your job, if necessary;
  • Promotion if it has been wrongfully withheld;
  • Attorney’s fees and costs;
  • Pain and suffering damages;
  • Emotional distress damages;
  • Possible punitive damages against your employer

Why is the Law Offices of Steven A. Varano, P.C. your choice?

When you turn to the skilled and dedicated team at the Law Offices of Steven A. Varano, P.C., you are gaining the experience you need for your employment litigation case. With more than 90 years of combined experience, we are ready to ensure a successful outcome with your situation.

  • We approach every case with tenacity and do not back down. We will negotiate on your behalf, but we will not settle for less than you deserve.
  • We will not hesitate to take your case to trial if that is what’s necessary to secure a successful outcome.

We focus on our clients, making ourselves available to answer questions and concerns 24 hours a day.