Central New Jersey Wrongful Termination Attorney

Federal and New Jersey laws protect employees from “wrongful termination,” a term that refers to firing or laying off an employee or forcing the employee to quit or retire for unlawful reasons. These are challenging cases because it is necessary to prove that the employer’s intent or pattern of behavior violated the law. If you feel that you were wrongly terminated, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible and give your counsel the opportunity to conduct a thorough investigation and build the strongest case possible on your behalf.

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Grounds for claims of wrongful termination

Discrimination: It is illegal to fire an employee or force the person to quit because of sex, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, color or pregnancy. If you lost your job and you feel it was the result of discrimination, you may have a case for wrongful termination.

Retaliatory discharge: An employer cannot terminate you or force you to retire as a retaliatory measure after you file a workers’ compensation claim, file a sexual harassment claim, or refuse to submit to sexual advances.

Retaliation for whistleblowing: Federal whistleblower laws and the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) protect employees who report illegal actions on the part of their employers to the proper authorities, refuse to participate in unethical or illegal activities, or provide information to authorities during investigations. Illegal retaliatory behavior includes harassment and termination.

Breach of contract: If you are working under a union contract or have an individual contract with your employer, your employer may be liable for premature termination of your employment.

Defamation of character: If your employer has made false accusations to justify firing you, you may want to consider filing a wrongful termination claim.

Attorneys at Hanan M. Isaacs, P.C. have extensive experience in employment law claims. If you would like to speak to a member of our firm about a potential wrongful termination lawsuit, or have any other question about our practice, please contact our Somerset County law office to arrange a consultation. We accept credit cards and offer general appointments from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, plus evening appointments during the week by pre-arrangement only.

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