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.
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.
While not always the case, most companies will conduct an exit interview before an employee moves on. This is designed to give both parties the opportunity to ask questions and ensure that they're clear on what happens next.
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.
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.