Wrongful Termination and Discrimination
The nuances of being “let go,” “fired” or “terminated” are not always clear-cut and often bewildering to ex-employees. There are also instances where your contract or another agreement will explicitly state that your wrongful termination was, in fact, illegal. It is unlawful discrimination if your employer fired you because of your age, gender, race, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, or sexual orientation. It can also be unlawful for an employer to fire you in retaliation for raising objections or complaints about illegal or other improper activities, or for exercising your legal rights. Harassment comes in many forms so it may be difficult to prove wrongful termination without the help of legal experts. To show in court that any of the above instances took place, you’ll likely need the legal expertise of wrongful termination lawyers in South Jersey. That’s because the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees from termination or demotion for reasons of discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, familial status, national origin, and other categories. What’s more, employees need to know that their employers must recognize jury duty, exercising their right to vote or going on active duty as a member of the U.S. military. Again, lawyers can show you how to prove wrongful termination if you’ve been victimized by circumstances such as these.
Further complicating wrongful termination cases is the fact that an employer may have made misleading statements, knowingly concealed the less desirable aspects of the job or even fabricated the grounds for statements surrounding the employee’s firing. For those in the Haddonfield, NJ area who need the assistance of wrongful termination lawyers serving all of South Jersey, Wall & London LLC can sue to make things right again. This isn’t a last resort; those who need to sue their former employer are only forcing that they respond to your claims in a timely manner. New Jersey employees are protected from wrongful termination by many laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), The New Jersey Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and common law public policy. Wrongful termination lawyers at Wall & London, which is located in Haddonfield and serves all of South Jersey, has tried cases on all of the above rules and regulations. If you feel that you’ve been the victim of wrongful termination and wish to sue, contact us today for legal guidance on the next steps.