What Should Employees Know About Wrongful Termination?

Though New Jersey is an “at-will” employment state, meaning employees can be terminated without cause in certain employment circumstances, there are many instances where employees may have valid wrongful termination complaints. Unfortunately, many terminated workers believe they do not have a wrongful termination complaint when, in fact, they do. Wrongful termination lawsuits typically stem from employers’ breaking federal or state discrimination laws, employment contracts, or labor laws, including whistleblower laws. Wrongful termination may also apply in retaliation cases stemming from[…] Read More

What Is Wrongful Termination?

Losing a job can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you believe you have been wrongfully terminated. Wrongful termination happens when an employer fires an employee for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation. If you have been wrongfully terminated, you have the legal right to sue your employer. In New Jersey, many workers are hired on an at-will basis, meaning employers have the right to terminate a worker’s employment for almost any reason, at any time.[…] Read More

What Rights Do I Have if I Am Laid Off from My Job?

Businesses sometimes need to make staff cuts. Layoffs happen for all kinds of reasons that often have nothing to do with the individual employee or their job performance. However, sometimes layoffs are a way for employers to get rid of specific workers. Layoffs can be used as a means of purging people who the company finds objectionable, sometimes based on unlawful biases. Such motivations can be difficult to prove, but there are laws to protect employees from wrongful termination as[…] Read More

How can Women Fight Gender Discrimination in the Workplace?

Workplace discrimination on the basis of gender is illegal, according to both federal and state statutes. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) bans discrimination in the workplace. In 2018, New Jersey enhanced NJLAD protections by passing the Diane B Allen Equal Pay Act. Yet, women continue to face various forms of discrimination.  For decades, colleges, universities, and higher degree programs have been readying highly qualified men and women for the workplace. Yet, at the highest levels of employment, men[…] Read More

Can I Be Fired on my Day Off?

No one plans on getting fired on their day off, but it does happen and can take you by surprise when it does. If you have been fired on a day where you were not on the clock, you may be wondering if you have been wrongfully terminated and what your options are. Unless you signed an employment contract that specifies how and when you can be terminated, an employer can fire you at any time. Whether they decide to[…] Read More