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Practice Areas

Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Law

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRC), sexual harassment is illegal in the workplace. Sexual Harassment is a specific type of discrimination that is based on an employee’s gender or sexual orientation. Read more

Disability Discrimination

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), it is illegal to harass an employee or a job applicant because the individual has a disability, has had a disability in the past, or is believed to have a disability. Read more

Racial and Religious Discrimination

Among other types of discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJ LAD), and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) prohibit discrimination based on race, nationality, and skin color. Read more

Pregnancy Discrimination & Family Medical Leave

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) protects female employees from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. Such discrimination constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII. Pregnancy discrimination is a form of discrimination based on sex. Read more

Overtime Violations and Wage & Hour Claims

While there are clear laws that dictate how an employee is paid, they are often violated by employers — either intentionally or unintentionally. In some cases, employees may not even be aware that they are not being paid fairly.  Read more

OSHA Violations & Retaliatory Termination

Workers have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA Act), administered by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. Read more

Severance Agreements & Contract Negotiations

When an employee — such as a CEO, CFO, VP, SVP or other executive — is asked to sign an employment contract or severance agreement, it is in his or her best interest to first have the document reviewed by an experienced employment lawyer. Read more

Whistleblower/False Claims Act Cases

Reporting fraud committed against the government is a civic duty that has made MILLIONAIRES out of the people who have spoken up. Importantly, there is an exact process that must be followed in order to reap the rewards of providing this valuable civic duty. Read More

Business Law & General Counsel Services

At The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC, we understand that no two companies’ needs are identical, nor are the personalities that run the companies. That is why our Philadelphia business lawyer focuses on each business we represent individually, identifying its needs and learning about its personality and business model. Read more