What laws can protect NJ employees from wrongful termination?

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The state of New Jersey has employment laws that protect employees from discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation. If a person believes that they were let go because of these issues, it may be considered wrongful termination and it is important to consider legal action.

There are both state and Federal laws that protect New Jersey’s workforce. Employees are protected by the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) as well as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act. An employer is not permitted to wrongfully discharge an employee for reasons regarding his or her age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability of any sort, race, religion, and many other factors. Anyone who brings a wrongful termination case is required to provide the court with evidence of any unlawful acts that constitute wrongful termination.

Another common cause of wrongful termination is retaliation. If a person speaks up against their employer because they were performing an action that was illegal or immoral in the workplace, their employer may try to fire them. Employees have a right to take action when they see wrongful behavior in the workplace without being penalized for it. If your employer has tried to retaliate against you reporting their misconduct, you may be able to bring a case against them.

Do not sit idly by if you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated. Speak with an experienced employment law attorney at The Vigilante Law Firm who can assess your case and help you find justice.

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