What Makes Public Employment Different?

Public employers serve the public. It's a simplified version of their important duties, but what it means is that instead of working for a private company, public employees perform public services. Whether that means working as a police officer, firefighter or government employee, your roles are different than those of a private employee.

This also means public employment law is different. While being a public employee has added benefits, public employees also don't have the same rights as private employees. Some rules are stricter because public employees represent a city, county or state.

The lawyers at the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca represent public employees in a wide range of matters in South Orange and throughout New Jersey.

More Than Public Employment Attorneys

The lead attorneys at the firm are different because they know more than just the laws regarding public employment — they used to be public employees themselves. The firm has built a culture and reputation for knowing the unique needs of employees in the public sector.

The firm also represents private employees, but it's the team's dedication that really allows the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca to stand out. Among the cases the firm works:

  • Disciplinary hearings: Discipline is different in the public sector and the staff knows its unique challenges.
  • Discrimination: Employees of any kind can face discrimination in the workplace.
  • Hostile work environment: Harassment and retaliation affect the ability of any employee to do his or her job.
  • Wrongful termination: Employees have the right to fight their employer if they lose their job for unjust reasons.

Questions About Public Employment Law?

Call the firm at 973-821-5359 or fill out the contact form for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your needs.