Employment Law

A lawsuit involving a government agency or a private business is a complex issue, and understanding and obtaining your rights in the workplace can be challenging and intimidating. Employers often have both counsel and human resources teams on staff, far exceeding the resources of the individual employee. Lydia Cotz understands the legal tactics used by employers and are able to provide effective counsel to employees to help protect their rights.

Lydia Cotz is available to review your employment agreement, including the terms of salary, commission, bonuses, and any non-solicitation and non-compete agreements they may include. If the terms are inequitable or in violation of employment laws and regulations, Lydia Cotz will assist you disputing or amending the terms of your contract.

If you have been wrongfully terminated or victimized by unlawful business practices, Lydia Cotz will work with you to ensure that you receive fair compensation. Lydia Cotz prides herself in her skills and success in representing clients in every aspect of employment discrimination and civil rights issues. Our experience encompasses all areas, including:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Ethnic and Religious Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • GLBT Rights
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower
  • Severance
  • Wage and Hour Violations
  • ERISA
  • Unemployment Hearings
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Licensed Professional Employee Defenses
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Qui Tam and False Claims Act
Lydia Cotz assists clients with Employment Discrimination matters, including Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Cases, Discrimination and Employee Rights, Fair Labor Standards, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Federal Tort Claims. Lydia Cotz serve the entire state of New Jersey, including Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County and Warren County.