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Former officer awarded millions in wrongful termination lawsuit

A New Jersey jury has handed down a $1.4 million award to a police officer whose moral code put him at odds with his superiors. The officer suffered both mental and physical abuse from his superior officers and others after he complained about illegal activity in the department.

Always make sure you tell your attorney everything

One of the most important things that you can do to help your own case, especially in situations like a wrongful terminations claim where you know the other party is going to try hard to justify their actions, is always make sure your attorney has all the details.

Venue: An important consideration in wrongful termination cases

The "venue" of a case is the legal term for where a lawsuit is physically heard, and it can have big implications for the future of your wrongful termination lawsuit. When working with your attorney, the decision about where to file your case may be one of the most important decisions you face because it can give you a strategic advantage. For that exact reason, your choice may also be energetically challenged by the defense—who probably has a good idea of where they would prefer to have the case heard, if at all possible.

Company policies matter in wrongful termination suits

New Jersey is an at will employment state, which typically means that an employee can be fired at any time, for any reason that is not illegal. Therefore, most wrongful termination suits revolve around people being fired for illegal reasons, like their race, religion, or gender.

Termination may be based around discrimination or retaliation

Being wrongfully fired is devastating on a few levels. Of course, the loss of your job and perhaps your only source of income is crushing. Knowing that you were let go illegally and unfairly, though, just pours salt on the wound. Fortunately for you, there are legal steps you can take to make things right if the following things have occurred:

Can you get fired for not getting along with your boss?

Sometimes, it can be hard to get along with your boss. You may not like the way he or she does things. You may disagree on how the department should be run. You may just have very different personalities that make it hard for the two of you to get along.

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