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  If a person is injured in an accident caused by someone else, the injured victim may decide to hire an attorney to pursue a personal injury claim on their behalf. It is often advisable to seek legal representation for a personal injury claim, since many personal injury lawyers take cases on contingency – that…Read More

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Wrongful Termination Lawyers in New Jersey

Employment Law Attorneys Protect Employees Who Have Been Illegally Fired Throughout New Jersey

One of the most commonly filed employment claims in New Jersey is wrongful termination. Sometimes a termination is justified. However, hardworking, reliable employees are often fired for no reason at all. Of course, the employer would say there is absolutely a reason. However, an illegal reason is worse than no reason in some cases.

An example of a “wrong reason” for termination is when a long-term employee is laid off because his or her salary was too high. Top performers can also be fired because their jealous counterparts blame them for another’s mistake. In any case, it is unfair. The New Jersey employment law attorneys at Team Law will take on your fight. We have over 60 years of experience in wrongful termination claims. We serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Middlesex, Essex, Hudson and Union counties.

What are Some Illegal Causes of Termination in NJ?

  1. Discrimination based on age, sex, physical or mental disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or pregnancy
  2. Retaliation for whistle-blowing, or bringing to light an employer’s illegal or inappropriate activities, such as harassment or discrimination
  3. Taking a family or medical leave or time off from work to exercise a legal right, such as voting
  4. Refusal to take part in an illegal or unsafe action in the workplace
  5. Violation of New Jersey public policy
  6. Violation of a previously written employment contract

New Jersey is considered an “employment at will state, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for a seemingly unfair reason, or even no reason at all, with or without notice. While being fired for an arbitrary reason such as office politics is unfair, it isn’t cause for legal action.

However, NJ state and federal wrongful termination laws — most commonly the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 — outline the exceptions to employment at will. If you were fired or laid off for an illegal reason, you have grounds to file suit against your employer. Call Team Law today.

Wrongful Termination Attorneys Protect Your Employment Rights Throughout New Jersey

The wrongful termination attorneys at Team Law represent New Jersey employees whose legal rights have been violated. We are well-versed in federal and state wrongful termination laws and will help you file your claim or lawsuit, as well as conduct a detailed investigation to best determine whether your employer is at fault. Under New Jersey law, an employer cannot terminate an employee for exercising his or her workplace rights which are guaranteed by law. These rights include wage and hour issues and time off (military leave, jury duty, and family and medical leave).

An employer can be held liable for wrongful termination. Many people don’t know that an individual manager or supervisor can also be held accountable in New Jersey. In addition, if an employer makes a false statement regarding the employee in order to justify termination, the employer could be held liable for defamation. This is particularly true if the false statement was made publicly. That’s because New Jersey defamation law allows an individual to recover damages for false statements that cause harm.

The first step to a successful wrongful termination lawsuit is to prove that the employer violated New Jersey’s anti-discrimination laws or that your termination was an act of retaliation. Some examples of potential evidence against your employer include:

  • Email communications
  • Witness statements
  • Employment records

The attorneys at Team Law will help determine whether your employer’s intent for termination was illegal. We can also fight to get you your job back as well as lost wages, injunctive relief, punitive damages, legal fees and compensation for stress and suffering.

Contact a Skilled Wrongful Termination Lawyer for a Free Consultation in NJ

If you think you were the victim of wrongful termination, we can help. Contact the experienced New Jersey employment lawyers at Team Law at (732) 388-5454 or email us for a free consultation.

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"I would absolutely recommend Roy Konray and his colleagues at Team Law. Roy took his time to get to know me and my medical malpractice case. In addition to being friendly and very easy to get along with, Roy did his homework. He is very knowledgeable about medical information and came to trial prepared to fight for my rights. He kept me informed throughout the process and was on my side every step of the way. I'm sincerely grateful to have been represented by him and even more grateful for the verdict he won for me." [read more]

C. Evans, Millington, NJ / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

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