New Jersey Wrongful Termination Law
Just because New Jersey considers itself an at-will state, does not mean it allows employers to engage in the wrongful termination of employees. At-will employment means that you or your employer can terminate your employment relationship at any time for any reason, so long as it is not based on a violation of employment law.
In the state of New Jersey, your employer cannot terminate you for an illegal reason, such as employment discrimination. At Costello & Mains, P.C., our New Jersey wrongful termination lawyers advocate for the rights of employees throughout New Jersey who have been subjected to wrongful discharge. Contact us to consult an employment lawyer about your rights against wrongful termination.
State and federal laws prohibit employers from basing their decision to terminate employees on:
Employers do not have to terminate you directly in order to be found guilty of wrongful termination. Constructive discharge describes a situation where an employer creates such a dreadful working environment that no reasonable person would have any other choice but to resign. This frequently is the case in situations involving workplace harassment, sexual harassment, or workplace discrimination.
Wrongfully Discharged? Contact an Employment Attorney
Has an employer treated you so poorly that you had no choice to quit? Or has an employer terminated you for reasons such as your race, religion, or sex? If you said yes to any of these questions, contact an employment law attorney from our law firm today. You may be able to file a wrongful termination lawsuit if your employer violated federal or state labor laws.