Jon W. Green
Recognized in:Employment Law - IndividualsLitigation - Labor and Employment
Location:25-B Vreeland Road, Suite 207Florham Park, NJ 07932
- New York, 1980
- New Jersey, 1985
- American Bar Association - EEO Committee
- National Employment Lawyers Association - Member
- Sidney Reitman Inn of Court - Master
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Employment Law - Individuals
- Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tell us a little bit about your practice and what makes it unique.
- Our firm represents employees in non-union legal actions. Our case load runs the gamut from discrimination, retaliation, reasonable accommodation and breach of contract cases. In the past few years, we are doing more of the following: 1) Sarbanes Oxley/Dodd Frank whistleblower cases and 2) collective action wage and hour cases.
What common questions are you asked by clients, and what are your answers?
- The common denominator question is what are my rights and what is a reasonable severance offer? Also, can i get a reasonable accommodation for my specific situation. Finally, can the employer do this.
Describe one of your most interesting or memorable cases in the past year.
- Sarbanes Oxley case that settled, environmental whistleblower case that a judge ruled there is sufficient evident to go to trial and preparing for a tril involving sex harassment in the police force including retaliation and violation of constitutional rights under the First Amendment.
What is most challenging about your area(s) of expertise?
- The law is constantly evolving; also, judges and juries don't view the same set of facts and law the same way. Also, trying our hardest to fulfill our client's goals where the employer will not cooperate.
Were there any particular inspirations (people or events) that spurred your interest in your practice area(s)?
- My first employment case was actually a defense of a sex harassment claim that went to trial and settled during trial. At the time that I litigated that case some three decades ago, I was at a cross-roads as to what I wanted to do with my legal career. I found employment law both intellectually challenging and the different fact scenarios fascinating. Employment law permits me to challenge myself intellectually, to write briefs which I love doing and to help people who when they come to me are at their most vulnerable. There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone in need by helping them build a financial bridge to the next stage in their career and life. What is even more gratifying is when clients have told me that i have helped them regain their self confidence; I am not sure how I have done so but am very glad that I can be of help. In sum, I feel that I am making a positive difference in people's lives and that is the most important motivation of all.
What other interests do you have?
- Avid golfer (currently 8 handicap), baseball and tennis fan, reader of history concentrating in American history, mysteries and spy fiction, travel throughout our country and abroad, jazz and classical music, movies, comedy and theater. My fantasy is to write a ground breaking history of an important subject area in our country's history but that may have to be deferred to my next life.
Anything else you’d like to share?
- Critical to successfully representing employees is to have a sense of humor and don't sweat the small stuff.