Wrongful Termination Attorney In Hackensack
Our Newark Wrongful Termination Attorney is Here to Help
New Jersey is an at-will state in regard to employment. That means that employees or employers may terminate a working relationship at any time for almost any reason. However, when a discharge violates employment law, then it is considered wrongful termination.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, it is important to consult with a strong trial lawyer who will tirelessly advocate on your behalf. If you are in Bergen County or elsewhere in New Jersey, I invite you to contact me, Stephen Roger Bosin, Esq.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates an employee's employment contract in violation of labor laws or employment agreements. Wrongful termination can take various forms, but it generally involves firing an employee for reasons that are illegal or in violation of public policy.
Some common examples of wrongful termination include:
- Discrimination: Firing an employee based on characteristics such as race, gender, religion, age, disability, or national origin is illegal under anti-discrimination laws.
- Retaliation: Termination as a retaliation for whistleblowing, reporting illegal activities, or exercising legally protected rights, such as taking medical leave or requesting accommodations.
- Breach of Contract: If an employment contract specifies certain conditions for termination, firing an employee without adhering to those terms may be considered wrongful termination.
- Violation of Public Policy: Firing an employee for refusing to engage in illegal activities or exercising lawful rights can be considered wrongful termination.
- Constructive Discharge: Creating a hostile work environment that forces an employee to resign can also be considered wrongful termination.
If an employee believes they have been wrongfully terminated, they may have legal grounds to file a lawsuit against their former employer seeking compensation for lost wages, benefits, emotional distress, and other damages. It is essential for employees who believe they have been wrongfully terminated to consult with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer to understand their rights and determine the best course of action to seek justice.
Protecting Employee Rights
During my career of more than 30 years as an attorney, I have represented countless individuals who have been subjected to wrongful termination due to:
- Employment discrimination
- Whistleblowing activities
- Workplace harassment
- Breach of contract
- Medical or family leave violations
An employer does not have to fire an employee unlawfully to have committed wrongful termination. A discharge from employment can be considered wrongful termination if the employer has created a hostile working environment that would cause any reasonable person to resign.
Representing Workers' Interests
There are numerous protections in place for workers set by state and federal statute. I know the law, and I will help you stand up for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
If you have been treated so poorly that you were forced to quit or if you were terminated for reasons that include filing a harassment or discrimination claim, please contact me by calling today. I regularly represent the interests of employees who have been poorly and unlawfully treated.