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Badge - New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
Badge - New Jersey's Best Lawyers For Families 2018
Badge - AV Preeminent Victor A. Rotolo 2024
Badge - Client Champion Gold 2024
Badge - Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Badge - Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers
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Racial Discrimination

Thanks to civil rights actions of the past, it is against the law for any person to be denied employment, public accommodations or housing because of race, color or national origin. In New Jersey, the Division of Civil Rights has the authority to investigate complaints of racial discrimination.

The New Jersey Law against Discrimination protects people against racial discrimination when applying for a job, during employment and at termination of their employment. According to the Law, people, regardless of race, cannot be denied job opportunities or membership in unions nor can they be kept out of job training or apprenticeship programs.

This Law also pertains to the use of public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels, camps, shops, public transportation, banks, entertainment centers, and government or public offices. A person may not be denied service, required to pay a higher rate, or turned down or harassed when using such facilities. Likewise, a person cannot be prevented from buying, selling or leasing property, or furnishings or services related to that property, because of color, race or national origin. In New Jersey it is even against the law for a newspaper to merely publish an advertisement that may include limitations or suggest discrimination in regards to selling, renting or leasing property.

Many racial discrimination complaints deal not with denial, but with treatment on the job or in housing situations. The Law also covers such situations as being denied promotions and other employment benefits, or being harassed verbally or physically on the job, in school, or in housing situations, when such denials or harassments are committed because of a person’s race.

If you believe you or a loved one is the victim of racial discrimination, you have the right to report the discrimination and have your complaint investigated without retaliation. Because racial discrimination is against the law, you should utilize the services of an experienced attorney. If you have been subject to discriminatory actions against you, contact Kearns Rotolo Law to receive advice. Protect your rights. Call Kearns Rotolo Law today.

What Our Clients are Saying

I was very proud to be represented by Tony and felt secure at a time I needed a compass to head out of a difficult bind. Confidence in your counsel and a sense of security in understanding how best to proceed are important reasons to consider Anthony Kearns and his team of outstanding lawyers.

- Lynn

Tony was excellent! He was knowledgeable, responsive and on-time. His experience as a County Prosecutor definitely helped our case as he knows how the legal system works and how to navigate. I highly recommend Tony and his office.

- Matt

Thankfully I found Kearns Rotolo Law and I had a wonderful experience working with Charles Rifici on a difficult divorce/child custody issue. I am so grateful for all the work and guidance he provided. He always took his time and diligently went through all my options with me so I could make the decisions that benefitted my family and I. I will be forever thankful for the top notch services he provided.

- Cinthya

In March of 2022 I contacted Kearns Rotolo Law Firm with an urgent problem, Mr. Kearns and Mr. Rotolo contacted me immediately to give me hope as to rectify my problem. The end result was Mr Kearns was able to solve my issue through extreme professionalism, I am very grateful I found Kearns Rotolo Law firm and I would recommend their law firm to anyone that has a less extreme problem or a more complex problem, I am very grateful for their services.

- Bill

I met with Mr. Kearns yesterday about a devastating situation affecting our family. Mr. Kearns and his entire staff made us feel extremely comfortable and showed our family a compassionate side that gave us comfort in the most uncomfortable of situations. Thank you very much. God Bless.

- Christian