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  • Winning New Jersey coach files wrongful discharge claim

    March 12, 2014

    Can an employer fire you for a poor reason? New Jersey residents who don’t have job security backed by a contract or some other formal job protection may be terminated at will. Employment at will means companies can fire workers for nearly any reason, unless the termination violates state or federal employment laws. A man […]

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  • New Jersey employee claims whistleblower, racial harassment

    February 28, 2014

    Bergen County employees punished for doing the right thing may feel they occupy the area between a rock and a hard place. A whistleblower can be viewed as a snitch by supervisors and colleagues. Isn’t changing jobs easier than putting up with an at-work backlash? The State of New Jersey is being sued by one […]

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  • New Jersey high school rowing coaches fight school board firing

    February 21, 2014

    Many fired Bergen County workers feel their terminations were unfair. An unfair firing may get you the sympathy and jobless benefits, but it may not result in a damage award. For a wrongful termination claim to be approved in court, a public or private employer must break a New Jersey or federal employment law. A […]

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  • Viral New Jersey university video may play into termination suit

    January 29, 2014

    Bergen County employees have the right to quit a job whenever they’d like. At the same time, New Jersey employers have the right to conduct terminations at will for any reason other than employment discrimination. Insubordination, a refusal to comply with an employer’s orders, not only diminishes future job prospects, but it can cost a […]

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  • Barlyn employment case fans New Jersey political fire

    January 23, 2014

    A Bergen County employer can fire an employee for just about any reason, unless the termination is based on discrimination. You can be terminated for such vague reasons as “You aren’t a good fit” or “The company is moving in a new direction,” but you can’t be fired for religious beliefs, age, race, sexual orientation, […]

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  • New Jersey college dean allegedly called 911 when worker prayed

    January 08, 2014

    Employees and new managers often need time to adapt to different work styles and personalities. Sometimes, workers or managers leave because the combination doesn’t mesh. New bosses don’t have permission to violate employee rights over a personality mismatch. Many Bergen County employees feel the answer to job strife, even a hostile work environment, is a […]

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  • Former pro football player sues casino over remarks, pay

    January 04, 2014

    A retired professional football player is suing a former employer. The one-time linebacker has no qualms with New Jersey’s New York Jets, where he played in 1993 during the last year of his career. Mike Merriweather charged his ex-employers at a casino with making racially-motivated comments. The general manager of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino […]

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  • New Jersey worker heads back to court after settlement’s tossed

    December 27, 2013

    Bergen County employees know that being a troublemaker on the job can get you fired. However, there’s a difference between a chronic complainer and an employee with a legitimate claim about harassment or workplace discrimination. New Jersey employers may not retaliate against workers who take discrimination complaints to upper levels of a company or to […]

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  • New Jersey waitress files suit against TV star’s spouse

    December 22, 2013

    Bergen County employees may dismiss a bigoted comment made by a co-worker as an isolated incident. It’s not uncommon for workers to weigh the seriousness of an offense against risks of filing a complaint with human resources, management or a lawyer. A uncomfortable job experience can become a hostile work environment, where intimidation or harassment […]

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  • $25,000 judgment awarded in employment discrimination hair trial

    December 11, 2013

    A workplace policy that imposes the same rules on all employees seems like a wise management decision. Rules, like a company dress code, can be the same for everyone but may disadvantage protected class workers, as outlined the Civil Rights Act of 1964. New Jersey employment law cases sometimes deal with disparate impact or disparate […]

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