We like to think that over the years, we have progressed as a society and as a workforce here in the United States. Fortunately, in most cases, we have, however, many employees in Gloucester County and throughout the state of New Jersey find themselves facing discrimination or retaliation in the workplace, and oftentimes, these actions lead to wrongful termination. Please continue reading and contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. to learn more about wrongful termination and how a Gloucester County wrongful termination lawyer can help if this has happened to you.
Wrongful Termination Cases in New Jersey
The first thing that you should understand is that unfortunately, even if you truly believe you were wrongfully terminated, there is a chance that you may not technically have a wrongful termination claim against your employer. This is primarily due to the fact that New Jersey, as well as most other states, is considered an “employment at will” state. Simply put, this means that in many cases, employers have the legal right to terminate an employee for no reason at all. For example, in many cases, even when individuals think they are doing a good job and they are terminated at their employer’s discretion, there is simply nothing they can do to, legally speaking, to reverse the termination.
That being said, there are two instances where an employee can take legal action against their employer in a wrongful termination claim. Those instances are when an employee believes that he or she was either terminated due to discrimination or due to retaliation. If you believe your employer terminated your position because of your race, age, gender, or another factor or trait protected under the Civil Rights Act, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid wrongful termination claim. On the other hand, if you are someone who reported wrongdoing on the part of your employer and your position was terminated as a result, you may also have a claim against your former employer.
What to do if You Believe You Have a Wrongful Termination Claim
If you think that you were wrongfully terminated from your job, you should take several steps. The first thing you should do is speak with your employer and ask for his or her reasoning as to why your position was terminated. Ensure that your employer’s reasoning is in writing. From here, if your employer’s answer seems insufficient, lacking in substance, or is clearly untrue, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced New Jersey employment law attorney today. Our firm can evaluate your case, determine whether you were, in fact, wrongfully terminated, and from there, we can work to obtain all of the evidence needed to prove your claim.
Contact a New Jersey Wrongful Termination Lawyer
The bottom line is that nobody should ever feel as though they were wrongfully terminated from their place of employment, and if you are someone who finds yourself in this unfortunate situation, our experienced New Jersey firm is here to help. Contact The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. so we can get started.