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New Jersey Employment and Civil Rights Attorney Announces Support for S-3064, Which Would Protect Unpaid Interns from Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

Bill would extend state law protections to some uncompensated volunteers.
 
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    CAMDEN, NJ, January 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Costello & Mains partner Kevin M. Costello, who focuses his practice exclusively on Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights, announced on behalf of Costello & Mains that the firm fully supports Senate Bill 3064, which would extend the protection of New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Laws to uncompensated volunteers who perform "work" in a "work place." "I am pleased that Senator Nia Gill has proposed this Bill," Kevin says. "The change is necessary in an economy where increasing numbers of particularly vulnerable younger people offer work without compensation in order to gain experience, references and 'rep' in the work world. It's a 'no-brainer,' since I don't believe anyone could reasonably suggest that it's 'OK' to sexually harass a female intern simply because she's not collecting a paycheck. Her work is no less valuable than those who are compensated and her rights are no less precious."

The employment and civil rights law attorneys at Costello & Mains, P.C. are dedicated to protecting the rights of New Jersey workers, students and families. If you suspect that your employment, educational or civil rights have been violated, visit http://www.costellomains.com/ today for a free legal evaluation of your claim. We protect everyone from Wage and Hour abuse, Prevailing Wage abuse, Workplace Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Workplace Discrimination, Workplace Harassment and from Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation and in Schools, on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgendered status, ethnicity, military service, parental status, national origin, disability, national origin and handicap.

Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains have been fighting for the rights of the workers and families of New Jersey for nearly 40 years between them, having counseled and represented unions, workers, students and their families for their entire careers. They can fight your employment rights, harassment, retaliation, discrimination or wrongful discharge claim in Court. If you have questions about employment rights in New Jersey, visit http://www.costellomains.com/.



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