Posts Categorized: Wrongful Termination

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

Employment and Military Service: Job Protections for Those Who Serve 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… 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 »

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 Will This Take? Your Employment Discrimination Lawsuit, Step-by-Step

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 lawsuit depends on the underlying circumstances. For example, some suits settle relatively… Read more »

What Does It Actually Mean To Be “Wrongfully Terminated” In New Jersey?

Legal recourse for wrongful termination Part of my employment law practice involves giving free consultations to workers who call my office or contact me over the Internet. Many, many of these workers report being “wrongfully terminated” from their positions and ask what legal recourse is available to them.   These workers sometimes complain that they were… Read more »

Are You A Whistleblower If Reporting Illegal Conduct Is “Part Of Your Job”?

New Jersey’s Whistleblower Statute: What You Need To Know What if you are a corporate auditor or compliance officer? Can your employer terminate you because you report illegal or fraudulent conduct as part of your normal job duties? The New Jersey employment whistleblower statute, known as the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), is one of… Read more »