File A Wrongful Termination Claim Or Defend Against Allegations
The question of whether a firing is wrongful termination does not always offer a cut-and-dried answer. New Jersey is an at-will employment state, which means that in most cases, employers can fire employees without cause.
If your employer has let you go, you may consider that unfair, but this is not necessarily a reason for a lawsuit. However, if you lost your job and you believe your employer’s motivation or method was illegal, you are doing the right thing by looking for an employment law attorney to advise you.
Likewise, if you are an employer, we can offer you an employment policy review to help prevent your company from accusations of illegal termination.
At Scirocco Law, PC, we make sure that our employee clients understand how to stand up for their rights. We also protect employers’ rights before or after wrongful termination accusations occur.
Things To Know About Job Terminations In New Jersey
Employers in our state can, in fact, dismiss clients legally without cause. This is what at-will employment means. Exceptions to at-will employment rules include cases of teachers and professors who have contracts or tenure protected by unions. And an employment contract may contain terms that prevent termination except in certain situations. Otherwise, employees are protected from wrongful termination as follows:
- Employers cannot legally fire workers out of discrimination or harassment.
- Employers cannot retaliate against employees for reporting discrimination, harassment or other illegal activities in the workplace.
- Employees must not lose their jobs for taking rightful time off for childbirth, illness or compelling family reasons allowable by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If you, as an employee, believe you lost your job for an illegal reason such as these, get legal advice as soon as you can.
Likewise, if you, as an employer, have been accused of wrongful termination of a worker or want to prevent such accusations, seek the counsel of one of our employment law attorneys.
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Your request for advice about wrongful termination or other employment law issues may result in a simple and straightforward solution or personalized answers to questions. As needed, we can represent you in negotiations, mediation or litigation. No matter whether your case is simple or complex, we are New Jersey employment law attorneys with more than 55 combined years of experience and we are here for you.