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:
— You were fired based on your race, gender, religion or some other protected factor. This is discrimination by your employer, and it is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You can be fired for things like performance and production, but not for factors that show discrimination on a personal level.
— You were fired as a means of retaliation because you tried to uphold the law. Employees are encouraged to report illegal activity by an employer, and they can’t be fired for doing so. For example, if your employer is scamming Medicare and you expose the scam, they can’t then fire you to keep you quiet or to retaliate out of anger.
— You were fired in a way that breached your contract. This can be a bit different with every contract, which is why it’s so important to know the exact terms that you agreed to when you signed.
If this has happened and you’d like to know more about what you can do in New Jersey, we hope you will visit our informative website or take a moment to give us a call. We’d be happy to give you more information on the matter.