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How to determine if you were fired using just cause

Having a job is a rewarding experience until your employer fires you out of the blue. Was your release considered part of larger layoffs? Are you an at-will employee? Or, were you wrongfully terminated by your employer? If you belong to a union, you cannot be let go unless it is with just cause. This means that you can fight the termination with the help of your union representative. Let's explore just cause and how to determine if it was used properly in today's post.

A Bergen County police officer sues for wrongful termination

A former Bergen County Sheriff's Deputy filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against his former boss on June 24 in Bergen County Superior Court. He alleges that he was laid off from his law enforcement role in 2017 because of his Jewish faith.

Union employees and wrongful termination claims

Working in a union in New Jersey comes with a lot of advantages. One of those advantages is that if the union employee is terminated from their employment, they can fight the termination with the help of a union representative. A non-union employee would not have the backing of a union representative. The process to fight wrongful termination as a union employee is a little different from non-union employees.

Have a clear understanding of employment at will

When you enter the workforce, it's important for you to know what at-will employment means. Why? If you are ever hired for a job where at-will employment is an option, you need to protect yourself. At-will employment means that practically zero notice has to be given by your employer when they want to end your time with their company. A complete understanding of at-will employment can help protect you from unfortunate mistakes.

Putting a value to your wrongful termination claim

Being wrongfully terminated from your job can cause you a lot of stress and worry. You won't be receiving regular paychecks, and you might have trouble finding a new job in the immediate future. But, if you were wrongfully terminated, you can work with an attorney to file a claim against your former employer. Here's how a value is assigned to such as claim.

Make sure you receive your final paycheck from your employer

It doesn't matter if you leave your job voluntarily or are terminated for any reason, it's important to understand your legal rights and how to protect them. For example, you're entitled to receive your final paycheck in a timely manner, so you shouldn't let your employer off the hook.

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