Certain federal laws exist that can land an employer in hot water if they violate them. Many of these pieces of legislation prohibit discrimination in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Not all employers are required to abide by these pieces of legislation though.
New Jersey, much like other states in the country, upholds an employment-at-will doctrine. This means that employees have a right to quit their job for any reason and at any point in time. It works the other way around too. Employers in at-will states can terminate an employee without giving them any advance notice or having to explain their actions.
A woman who worked as a regional director for Starbucks has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the coffee giant in U.S. District Court here in New Jersey. She is accusing the company of discriminating against her and violating her civil rights because she's white.
It doesn't matter if you saw your termination coming or were caught off guard, losing your job is a big deal on many fronts. Not only can it affect your career development, but it will also impact your finances until you're able to secure a new position.
It's critical to review your employment contract before you begin working for a new employer. Neglecting to do so could result in you signing something that doesn't have your best interests in mind.
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.
As a whistleblower, it's natural to have concerns about retaliation. After all, there's a good chance your company won't be happy with you reporting its illegal business practices.
It's never easy to learn that you're losing your job. Even if you were hoping to move on soon, there's something about being terminated that will turn your life upside down.
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.
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.