New Jersey Unlawful Termination Lawyer Protecting Those Who Were Illegally Terminated from Employment
In New Jersey, most employees are employed “at will,” meaning an employer can fire or terminate an employee without having to establish just cause or a reason for doing so. However, this is not an absolute right, even at-will employees have certain protections under both state and federal law. An employe has been unlawfully terminated when the employer has ended the employment relationship in violation of state or federal law, public policy, or in breach of an employment contract.
New Jersey employees are protected in their employment by a variety of state laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Employees are also protected by several federal laws including, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
If you believe you have been unlawfully terminated, it is important to take legal action to protect your rights. Not only is it the best way to recover the rightful wages you deserve, it is also important to punish and send a message to unethical employers who believe they are above the law.
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