Many times, when an employee is let go, they may feel as though they were wrongfully terminated but have no real recourse to fight for their rights — especially if they were terminated by a large employer. However, no employer should be let off the hook for a legitimate wrongful termination, and there are specific laws that protect employee rights when this does happen. Sometimes, what you really need is a strong legal team willing to stand up for the employee’s rights.
Recently, right here in New Jersey, the little guy won against the employer. A health insurer lost the case after an employee objected to her termination and used the law to fight for her. The issue was not only a win for employees everywhere, but also spoke to the importance of fair treatment for those who suffer from a disability.
The individual in question was a woman who lost her job after she did not meet a deadline for completing a professional certification. However, the employer did not allow for the fact that the woman had been delayed for two months because she had taken time off of work for a disability. Ultimately, the woman was awarded $64,000 in lost income and $16,000 in pain and suffering damages.
If you have been unfairly fired, it is crucial that you seek experienced legal counsel. with proper legal guidance from an experienced attorney, you can fight not only for your own rights and fair treatment, but also fight for those who have not yet stood up for themselves, advancing justice for unfairly terminated employees throughout New Jersey and beyond.
Source: Legal News Line, “Horizon NJ Health to pay former employee $80,000 after alleged wrongful termination,” Mark Iandolo, April 19, 2017