Representing Employers
and Management

Representing Employers
and Management
Representing Employers
and Management
Employment Lawyers

Peterpaul Law’s experienced employment-law attorneys are committed to developing the most effective defense in employment litigation. One of our partners, Justin P. Kolbenschlag, was a crucial member of the litigation team defending U.S. Senator Robert Menendez against criminal allegations of public corruption and bribery brought by the federal government. The trial ended with a hung jury and subsequent mistrial. Shortly thereafter, the Department of Justice dismissed all remaining charges against Senator Menendez. Mr. Kolbenschlag also successfully defended a major university in an arbitration claim brought by a former employee alleging improper termination.

Being Sued by an Employee in New Jersey?

If you have been accused of workplace violations by an employee, your job, reputation, financial future, and even your freedom may be in jeopardy. With so much on the line, it is essential to find the most experienced, equipped New Jersey employment attorney to defend your case. Being falsely accused of harassing, discriminating against, not paying, or sexually violating an employee can be devastating for you and those you love. At Peterpaul & Kolbenschlag, we understand that employee allegations can turn your life upside down. We are approach your defense with the extensive experience and zealous advocacy necessary to protect your innocence. Whether you are facing a lawsuit for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, unlawful employment practices, retaliation, or unpaid wages, we can help.

We work with the
Department of Labor​

Our team also assists clients facing Department of Labor audits and state investigations into workplace practices. We have represented clients in investigations and charges before both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. We also provide corporate counseling services involving a myriad of employment issues, including employee discharge, requests for family leave, disability accommodation, and employee discipline.

Facing an Employment Lawsuit in New Jersey?

State and federal laws against unsafe and unfair employment practices are extensive. There may be many requirements about which you are simply unaware, and many more that you may not fully understand. With that said, countless employment lawsuits arise from dissatisfied current employees or bitter former employees who use legal action to settle the score. Unfortunately, this can put you in a tenuous, frightening position. If you are facing a legal issue with employment, you’ve come to the right place. The New Jersey employment attorneys at our firm defend clients accused of:

  • Wrongful Firing
  • Family and Medical Leave Violations
  • Workplace Discrimination (based on gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or other protected classification)
  • Employee Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Creating a Hostile Work Environment
  • Unlawful Retaliation against an Employee
  • Failure to Pay Overtime or Off-the-Clock Overtime
  • Violations of Employment Agreements
Types of Evidence in NJ
Employment Law Case

Types of Evidence in NJ
Employment Law Case

Direct Evidence

The other form of evidence used in employment cases is called direct evidence. This type is rather self-explanatory, involving tangible documentation of misconduct. Direct evidence that may be admitted includes, but is not limited to: documents, pictures, videos, text messages, emails, social media messages, and audio recordings. The rules and requirements of evidence are highly nuanced, determining what can and cannot be used against you. When you are accused of workplace misconduct, you need an attorney who understands the complex rules of evidence and can use these to your advantage in court.

Circumstantial Evidence

If you are dealing with an employment lawsuit or may face litigation for unlawful work practices, you may be wondering what types of evidence are involved in these cases. There are two primary forms of evidence that may be submitted in an employment law case in New Jersey. When a plaintiff, employee, or another individual is called to provide statements about your conduct, this is known as circumstantial evidence. This type of evidence is the most frequently used in employment law cases. When accusations are raised about what you have said or done to another person or group of people in a work setting, this often gives rise to the “he said, she said” scenarios discussed in today’s media coverage.

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