New Jersey Wrongful Termination Defense Lawyer
In today’s litigious workplace environment, employees are afforded broad legal protection. Therefore, it is important to have a trusted New Jersey employment defense attorney to represent you in the unfortunate event that a former employer files a lawsuit against you for wrongful termination.
What is Considered Wrongful Termination?
Wrongful termination is when an employee alleges that the employment termination was motivated (at least in part) by an unlawful reason. Unlawful reasons include, but are not limited to, discrimination, retaliation for complaining about activity that an employee reasonably believed was illegal or fraudulent, or retaliation for requesting a workplace accommodation or leave of absence.
An alleged employment termination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, status as a covered veteran, creed, nationality, ancestry, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, HIV or AIDS status or any classification covered by applicable federal, state and/or local laws may form the basis for a wrongful termination claim.
Unlawful Retaliation For Opposing Discrimination or Harassment
An alleged wrongful termination claim may arise when an employee alleges that the termination is due to reporting discrimination or harassment internally to management or to federal or state government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
Unlawful Retaliation For Taking A Leave of Absence
An alleged wrongful termination claim may arise when an employee alleges that the termination is in retaliation for taking leaves of absence protected under Federal and state law such as taking leaves of absence for the employee’s own serious medical reasons, the birth or adoption of a child, or the care of certain family members.
Unlawful Retaliation For Whistleblowing Activity
A wrongful termination claim may arise when an employee is terminated for engaging in whistleblower activity such as reporting illegal, fraudulent, or unethical workplace practices and activities that are protected from unlawful retaliatory activity in the workplace.
Unlawful Retaliation for Making Disability and Religious Based Accommodations Requests
A wrongful termination claim may arise when an employee is terminated in retaliation for making an accommodations request due to alleged physical or mental disabilities or for alleged sincerely held religious beliefs.
When to Consult a New Jersey Employment Law Attorney
If you have concerns that an employee may be trying to “set up” a wrongful termination claim and/or if you have received any communications from either the employee or counsel for the employee threatening to take legal action, it is important to retain a trusted employment law attorney to represent you.
Work with a New Jersey Wrongful Termination Defense Lawyer
The New Jersey wrongful termination defense lawyers at CMS are trusted counselors who provide critical strategic legal advice to their clients. Our attorneys understand their clients’ needs and advocate on their behalf. If you believe you have been accused of wrongfully terminating an employee, please contact Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC.