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Jay Jason Chatarpaul

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  • Do I have to continue reporting EEOC violations to Human Resources after they performed a sham investigation and retaliated?

    Hello attorneys, this is a little fact intensive so I appreciate anyone who makes it through. Two of my managers have been sexually harassing me (I'm male, they're female). And they've been having a real hoot of it. As part of their harassment ...

    Jay’s Answer

    It sounds like you may several employment discrimination claims, including sexual harassment, retaliation, disability, etc. If you quit as a result of on-going sexual and other harassment, that may constitute constructive discharge, but it depends on the severity of the harassment.

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  • Are there whistle blower laws protecting the average worker? Are there inter-state whistle blower laws between NY & NJ?

    Terminated because I revealed information to a gov't agency that the employer had me misclassified as 1099 and i was actually an employee.

    Jay’s Answer

    The laws of both states -New York and New Jersey- offer whistleblower protection.

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  • My Boss has been accusing me and other co-workers of theft and has threatened to fire everyone if no confesses

    i work for a Valet company, me and some co-workers are being accused and harassed because of a missing gps and phone charger that I'm on hundred percent positive was NOT stolen. Now our boss keeps messaging a certain group of us with threats to th...

    Jay’s Answer

    I agree with the answers provided by my colleagues. While you must show that harassment or termination was motivated by race, sex, age, ethnicity or other protected class to file a discrimination claim, termination from employment based on a false allegation of theft may constitute defamation of character, irrespective of whether discrimination is applicable. However, defamation of character claims are often difficult to prove.

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  • Do they have the right to demote me and put a younger inexperienced person in my position?

    I have a BS degree in chemistry. I have worked at this company for 25 years. It has grown from a few people to over 300 people during that time. I have been a supervisor for many of those years. My salary reviews all have been very good except thi...

    Jay’s Answer

    Based on the very limited information, it should like age discrimination claim. However, we would need to know more specific information to make an accurate assessment.

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  • I was fired while on maternity leave what should I do

    My job said I wasn't eligible for FMLA but I left with a medical excuse

    Jay’s Answer

    Based on the limited information provided, that sounds like pregnancy discrimination under several state (assuming NJ) and federal statutory laws. We may be able to give you more detailed information.

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  • Can I sue my employer for cutting my hours after family leave?

    I work in a restaurant where I maintained 5 shifts a week for 7 years. When I returned from family leave I was only given 3 shifts back. This was a major financial hardship.

    Jay’s Answer

    Based on that limited information, if the FMLA applies in your situation, it sounds like retaliatory discrimination.

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  • In which Court I should file the Lawsuit under the New Jersey Wage payment Act.?

    In which Court I should file the Lawsuit under the New Jersey Wage payment Act.? I had filed a wage claim with New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. They have told me since my wage claim is $206,000, I need to file a lawsuit. T...

    Jay’s Answer

    A lawsuit for that amount must be filed in the Superior Court, Law Division in the county where you reside or were formerly employed, or in the county where the defendant does business.

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  • If i apply for a job and the manager takes me on a date before telling me im hired, is that illegal

    After my interview, the manager called me and said he takes his employees out every weekend for drinks but he picked me up alone and nobody else showed up. Also wouldnt take me home when i wanted and continued to try n buy me drinks

    Jay’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. This sounds like a quid pro quo sexual harassment. Please click on the following link for more information on this type of harassment. If you need any additional information, you may contact us as well.

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  • Do I have a case for hostile work environment?

    I've been working at a plaza on the Nj turnpike on the overnight shift for about almost two years. When I first started I had help on my shift until approx 3-4am and another coworker came in at 5am. I was rarely alone. When my help quit nobody was...

    Jay’s Answer

    You may have a sex discrimination/reasonable accommodation claim.

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  • Does my brother have a legal case of discrimination against his employer?

    today my brother (he is Muslim) was let go by his employer. the termination letter was handed in to him by his manager. she stated that he has a poor performance. he never received any warning and neither HR was involved. the manager just called h...

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    If the decision to fire your brother was motivated by the fact that he is a Muslim, then that is discrimination. However, if he was fired because of other reasons not related to race, age, sex, ethnicity or any other protected status, then, under our state's at-will employee rule, his termination is not illegal. However, should you need a more detailed answer, please call our office.

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