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If you have been fired for your job for reasons that you believe may be unethical or unlawful, you may have a basis to file a claim for wrongful termination. But what are the bases under which an employee might assert a viable wrongful termination claim against their former employer?
A wrongful termination may occur when an employee is fired for reasons that violate a statute, public policy, or a contract between the employee and employer.
In the absence of an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement, an employee is usually considered to be “at will.” This means that both the employee and employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason (including no reason at all). However, courts have ruled that an employer’s right to terminate an at-will worker’s employment is not absolute. Instead, there are reasons for which an employer may terminate a worker that violate the law and are considered wrongful termination.
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A worker may have a valid basis to assert a claim of wrongful termination against their employer if their termination was based on one of the following reasons:
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Although New Jersey employment laws are supposed to provide you with protections in the workplace, it is not always easy to get the rights you deserve. That is why you should speak with a knowledgeable employment lawyer about your situation and get guidance about your rights and options. The experienced employment law attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. represent clients in Englewood, Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, Garfield, and all across New Jersey. Call (201) 380-7687 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation about your work injury case. Our main office is located at 340 West Passaic St., Rochelle Park, NJ 07762.
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