Was your employment terminated?

News Flash:  Not every firing is illegal. Employees are let go every day due to closings, downsizings, or specific jobs not able to be performed remotely. Employment in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, among other states, is at will. This means you can be fired at any time without any reason or notice. However, there are some limitations to protect employees: 

For example, you cannot be fired:  

  1. Because of your race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or citizenship status. 
  1. For taking a medical leave of absence because of your own or a family member’s health condition. 
  1. For blowing the whistle on something you thought was either fraudulent, harmful to the public, or illegal. 

So, what should you do? 

  1. Prove it. Gather all the evidence you can find. No matter how sure you are that your employment termination was unlawful, the law requires solid evidence. So, collect as much written documentation as possible. 
  1. Contact an employment attorney. Depending on your claims, you may have only one year or less to file a lawsuit.

Employers can be held liable for unlawfully terminating an employee. If you suspect that you’ve been let go without a good reason, you may have the right to damages. Call us at 973-787-8442 or Schedule a Strategy Session today.

We take the possibility of helping you seriously because we believe in eradicating discrimination in the workplace and getting employers and employees to stop fighting so everyone can get back to business. 

Please keep in mind that this is general information, not legal advice. And the law may change at any time. 

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