In New Jersey, employees are protected from wrongful termination. In general terms, an employer can fire an at-will employee for any reason, as long as the termination is not for discrimination, a violation of public policy, a breach of a contract, or possibly, a violation of company policy.
The Epstein Law Firm has experience representing clients in all types of employment law matters, including wrongful termination lawsuits. If your employer has fired you wrongfully, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Bergen County law office online or call 201-918-3560 to speak to a skilled employment lawyer.
An employer may not fire, demote, or discriminate against an employee based on:
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
If an employer fires an employee for any of these reasons, the employee can pursue legal action. Through a wrongful termination claim, an employee may seek compensation for monetary and non-monetary damages. In the claim, it is necessary to prove that the employer did, indeed, wrongfully terminate the employee.
If an employer refuses to correct discrimination or harassing behavior in the workplace, the employee can take action against the employer. In fact, if the employer fails to take corrective action to eliminate the discrimination and/or sexual harassment and the employee is forced to quit, the employee may be able to sue for constructive discharge. In other words, the person was forced to quit. In doing so, the employee can sue the employer for wrongful discharge even after quitting the job.
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated or forced into a constructive discharge situation from your job, contact one of our attorneys who can analyze your case and help you take appropriate legal action. Contact our law office in Rochelle Park by calling 201-918-3560.