John P. Harrington brings to the firm over 20 years of experience in Labor and Employment and Commercial Litigation, advising and representing employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, disability accommodation, leaves of absence and wrongful termination cases. He assists employers in reducing exposure to employment liability through timely advice, training and policy creation and implementation. Where litigation cannot be avoided, he uses his extensive experience to advocate for the client’s best interests at every stage of litigation.
He has worked with a wide variety of employers, from small local businesses to large corporations, public entities and educational institutions. He helps clients navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of employment law through a common sense approach and thorough preparation. He has also conducted independent workplace investigations involving alleged harassment and employee misconduct.
He has authored “Perception Is Reality: New Jersey Prohibits Hostile Work Environment Based Upon Perceived Membership In A Protected Class,” (Legal Alert); “The Supreme Court’s New Jury Selection Standards,” Labor and Employment Law Quarterly; “New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies The Role And Consequences Of Light Duty As A Reasonable Accommodation,”(Raspa Jr. v. Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office); and “Tales From The Front Lines: The Joys And Injustices Of Litigating Against Pro Se Plaintiffs.”
Mr. Harrington graduated from Trinity College with a B.A in Economics and from Rutgers School of Law in 1995 with a Juris Doctorate. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section. His professional activities include, Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, Rutgers Law School 1994; Sidney M. Reitman Employment Inn of Court, Pupil 1998-1999; Contributing Author for Employment Law Reference Manual published by the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce; Regional Final Judge, Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition, 2001 to Present; Author of Numerous Client Alerts on Developments in Employment Law.
John is admitted to practice in New Jersey and the New Jersey Federal District Court.