Military Status Discrimination

New Jersey’s discrimination law protects members of the armed services from being the subject of discrimination. Serving in the U.S. military is one of the highest callings. One may wonder why a member of the U.S. military would ever be the subject of discrimination. One need not look far to understand why.

Members of the U.S. armed services often must take time away from the workplace. Such time may be for training or drills. It may be for military funerals. It may be because of active deployment. When time is taken away from the workplace, employers and co-workers can become upset, resentful, or angry.

It is during such situations that members of the U.S. armed services can then be the subject of military status discrimination and even harassment. An employer is not permitted to harass an employee based on military status. Likewise, an employer cannot treat an employee differently in employment decisions. Such decisions include evaluations, promotions, pay, and discipline.

A member of the U.S. armed services who is the subject of military status discrimination can recover damages that include lost wages, emotional distress, attorneys fees, and punitive damages, in a successful lawsuit.

Mr. Wronko is experienced in military status discrimination law in New Jersey. For instance, he successfully resolved a claim in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey in a case in New Jersey Superior Court, Hudson County for $145,000. If you would like an initial telephone consultation on a potential military status discrimination claim, please call (973) 360-1001.