Posts Categorized: Wrongful Termination

I Filed A Lawsuit Challenging My Termination. Can My Former Employer “Bad-Mouth” Me to Prospective Employers?

Being a plaintiff in an employment law claim is not an enviable position to occupy. First, you’re fired in violation of anti-discrimination, retaliation and/or whistleblower laws. Then, you’re tasked with finding a reputable attorney and surviving the various stages of litigation.  In the meantime, you need to look for another job – not simply to… Read more »

Discriminated or Retaliated Against at Work? What to Do

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. State and federal law prohibits employers from discriminating and/or retaliating against workers for their membership in a protected class (such as race, age or gender), or their whistle-blowing activity. However, these laws provide a remedy to employees via a lawsuit filed after the employer has already committed unlawful discrimination/retaliation. How… Read more »

Employment and Military Service: Job Protection for Those Who Protect Us

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Last updated Sept. 29, 2017. Serving our country in the armed forces demands a level of bravery and self-sacrifice that should be honored and rewarded. For that reason, both federal and New Jersey law provide members of the military certain protections in their civilian employment against discrimination due to their military status. This post will… Read more »

Disciplining Employees Based On Religious Views of Homosexuality May Be Actionable

A recent Eighth Circuit decision indicates that employers that give employees negative reviews for opposing homosexuality on religious grounds may be held liable for discrimination. In Phillips v. Collings, 86 FEP Cases 411 (8th Cir. 2001), a supervisor had previously given the plaintiff social worker adequate or good evaluations. However, after the social worker told… Read more »

NJLAD Statute of Limitations: When to File Your Employment Claim

Last updated April 21, 2017. Like all legal claims, claims in New Jersey against your employer are time-barred, or prohibited, beyond a certain amount of time that is set by statute (commonly referred to as the “statute of limitations”). This raises a couple of very important questions: First, how long is the statute of limitations… Read more »

Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me After I Am No Longer Employed By The Company?

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that an employer’s actions after terminating an employee may serve as the basis of a claim under the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). In Roa v. Laffe, the plaintiffs were a husband and wife, Fernando and Liliana Roa, who both worked for the same company. The Roas claimed that… Read more »

How Long Does a Discrimination Case Take?

Last updated April 21, 2017. When consulting with potential clients, one question always arises: If I sue my employer, how long will it take before I see a resolution of my claim? It’s a very good question, but unfortunately, there’s no hard-and-fast answer, since the pace of any employment lawsuit depends on the underlying circumstances…. Read more »

Mental Illness Discrimination in the NJ Workplace: Your Rights

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Last updated July 27, 2017. Mental illness strikes many people at some point in their working lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, some 6.7 percent of adult Americans suffer a major depressive episode within a given year, while a staggering 18 percent suffer from an anxiety disorder within a given year. These… Read more »

Marital Status Discrimination in NJ: Can My Employer Fire Me If I’m Getting a Divorce?

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Last updated July 27, 2017. Most laypersons know that it is illegal for New Jersey employers to discriminate on the basis of protected categories such as race and gender. But did you know that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) also prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of marital status? This means… Read more »

Employment Lawsuits: Can I Legally Remove Documents from My Workplace?

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Last updated Aug. 31, 2017. A successful employment claim, obviously, requires proof that discrimination or retaliation actually occurred. For that reason, many workers who file employment claims against their current or former employers are tempted to print out, copy, or otherwise take records that support their allegations and turn them over to their attorneys. A… Read more »