Employers in the State of New Jersey are required to follow state and federal employment laws that are designed to protect employees from mistreatment. These laws are not always followed by employers, creating the need for employees to enlist the help of an experienced employment law attorney. Our seasoned wrongful termination lawyers have made sure that employers are held accountable for retaliatory behavior.
Employers are not permitted to discriminate or retaliate against their employees. This can include: Wrongful Termination; Constructive Discharge; Failure to Promote; Failure to Hire; Wrongful Demotion; Transfer Employees to a Less Desirable Position; and Harassment. The State of New Jersey protects employees with several employment laws that protect employees against these adverse employment actions, however they are not always followed. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees against different treatment because of an employee’s gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, domestic partnership status, marital status, disability, creed, color, military service, ancestry, and age.
Given our firm handles injury cases of all kinds, our employment law attorneys often find that clients injured on the job face retaliation from their employer. Employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees for pursuing workers’ compensation benefits or requesting family leave time off. Many times, our wrongful termination attorneys see that an employer’s official reason for firing an employee is a pretext to cover for the true, and wrongful, reason for firing.
If you believe you have experienced wrongful termination, it is important that you gather as much proof as possible. The more evidence you have, the better your wrongful termination lawyers can help you with your case. Important items to bring to your attorney are any communications (emails, texts, letters, voice messages) and any documents (reports, performance reviews, employment contract, employee manual, employer policies and procedure) related to your employment. It is important you speak to a wrongful termination attorney as soon as possible, so they can begin assessing your potential claim.