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The purpose of this site is to provide information to employees and employers about many issues surrounding employment law. It includes information on all forms of discrimination including, but not limited to, race, gender, age, disability and religion, as well as information on sexual harassment (hostile work environment and quid pro quo), whistle blower laws (Conscientious Employee Protection Act – CEPA), retaliation and wage and hour laws (FLSA). It shall explore the differences, when applicable, in the laws between Federal, New Jersey, New York State and New York City. This site is not intended to provide and should not be relied upon as legal advice. To obtain legal advice, please contact Marc W. Garbar, Esq.
Marc W. Garbar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, cum laude, from Long Island University. Mr. Garbar received his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University School of Law. He is admitted to the bar of the States of New Jersey, New York and Florida. Mr. Garbar serves as Of Counsel to Bertone Piccini LLP.
He engages in litigation in the State and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. His practice focuses on employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, restrictive covenant litigation, business law matters, commercial litigation, securities violations and contract negotiation. In addition to assisting, and litigating on behalf of, executive-level employees in their pursuit of resolution of their employment related claims, Mr. Garbar counsels corporations in the prevention of adverse employment issues, defends corporation against futile claims, assists in the formulation and implementation of employment policies as well as in the preparation of employee handbooks. Mr. Garbar serves as lead attorney as Special Counsel representing the State of New Jersey for Labor Negotiations matters. He was also recently designated by the New Jersey Courts as a Court-approved mediator.
Mr. Garbar maintained his own law practice, as a sole practitioner and as a partner, and defended the City of New York in labor and employment matters including, but not limited to, alleged unlawful arrests concerning mass litigation which stemmed from the 2004 Republican National Convention. Mr. Garbar continues to provide seminars to many business groups, as well as to various private organizations including the National Organization for Women, on multiple employment law related topics including discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Mr. Garbar speaks weekly on various legal topics at Business Networking International in Paramus, New Jersey; contributes as an author to multiple works; and appears as a legal commentator on local television news broadcasts.
When the company where I worked as a highly respected professional for over 30 years sought to replace me with a much younger person from the company’s foreign based headquarters, I sought Marc Garbar’s services to protect my rights. His guidance and results oriented approach helped me secure a settlement that provided my family financial security and enabled me to move on with dignity and continue in my professional career.
In 2009, I hired Marc to defend and represent me at an administrative hearing for charges that were lodged against me by management at my place of employment. Marc patiently listened and methodically uncovered the truth. His command of the facts of the case were amazingly apparent during the two day hearing. Marc gave an extensive closing argument that mapped out exactly what happened, who said what and in perfect sequence, all without notes or a prepared script. Marc successfully proved my innocence and all charges against me were dismissed. I have referred Marc to fellow coworkers and friends on at least 4 occasions and I highly recommend him to represent employees with work related problems.
I contacted Marc Garbar for legal guidance following the repeated harassment by an executive at my place of employment. I feared my career was in jeopardy and I would be retaliated against by not only the executive for refusing his sexual advances, but also by the company to protect its reputation. Due to the sensitive nature of the situation and because I worked for an extremely large company with a team of corporate attorneys at its disposal, I struggled with the decision of pursuing legal action or staying quiet and hoping that the harassment would stop. When the sexual overtures intensified, I knew I had to seek legal advice for my own protection. I initially met with a different attorney at a large firm who said I was probably encouraging the executive’s behavior and was then charged $500 for a consultation that lasted less than 30 minutes. I was discouraged, my personal life was suffering and it was becoming increasingly difficult for me to concentrate at work. Right before I thought my only alternative was to resign from the company without another position, a friend recommended that I call Marc. I was apprehensive at first due to my prior lawyer meeting, but within minutes of meeting Marc I was confident that I found the right attorney. Marc listened intently to my concerns, spoke to me in a non-judgmental manner and succinctly presented all of my options. I soon realized that in order to protect my career and professional reputation, I needed to partner with Marc Garbar. Marc expeditiously pursued my case with the highest level of expertise, professionalism and integrity. He was available during non-traditional business hours; promptly returned my phone calls and emails and updated me on every development in real-time. He clearly articulated the legal process with the clarity and straightforwardness I needed to make informed decisions. While the company’s lawyers were confrontational and aggressive, Marc conducted himself with the utmost professionalism by remaining consistently calm, polite and respectful. He treated me with compassion and understanding; never losing confidence in me or my case. Due to his tenacity, exceptional negotiating skills and deep knowledge of employment law, I received a settlement that was beyond my expectations and I regained the dignity and self-esteem that I almost lost. Pursuing legal action for sexual harassment is an immensely personal decision because it can be a complicated, stressful and emotionally draining experience. It is imperative to retain an attorney who is trustworthy, discreet and committed to their client’s best interests. Marc exemplifies all of these characteristics, which is why I recommend him emphatically and without reservation. Not only did he achieve a successful outcome for me, but he was also a great source of strength. I have the utmost confidence in him and his ability to exceed the expectations of his current and future clients.