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New Jersey Plaintiffs' Law Firm Advocating For The Injured And The Wronged

When Is A Layoff Or Job Loss 'Wrongful Termination?'

From law offices in Bloomfield, the Law Office of Anthony L. Coviello, LLC, offers fired workers the opportunity to determine whether a firing was against the law. Attorney Anthony L. Coviello can help you file a wrongful termination claim if the facts demonstrate that your employer violated federal or state employment laws.

When Is A Firing Illegal?

Employers generally have the right to hire and fire workers to meet financial goals of a business. What employers do not have the right to do is make these decisions in violation of laws prohibiting discrimination and other illegal actions such as retaliation. Illegal retaliation may include penalizing employees for making workers' compensation claims or taking legally allowed sick leave under provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

You Deserve Answers

If you were fired as retaliation for reporting sexual harassment, because of apparent racial discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, find out what you can do about it. Were you fired because of your gender, religion or national origins? Explore your legal options with the help of an experienced employment law attorney. You may have been fired after refusing to participate in illegal activity as part of your work duties. Whatever the circumstances, you have the right to know whether your employer did something illegal — and what you can do about it.

Your Job Loss May Have Been In Violation Of CEPA

In this state, wrongful termination may include firing that goes against provisions of the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). This law prohibits retaliation against employees who disclose, object to, or refuse to participate in illegal activities, policies or practices. This law applies when workers believe workplace activities or policies are illegal or in violation of public policy. If you believe you were let go in violation of CEPA, talk to a lawyer about steps to take — including filing a wrongful termination claim or lawsuit.

If Your Wrongful Termination Claim Is Successful

Effective legal action against an employer who has violated CEPA or other state or federal employment laws can bring the relief you need. You may be able to recover compensation, including recovery of back pay as well as punitive damages for mental distress. At the same time, your case may give incentive to stop an employer from repeating the offense and continuing to harm other workers.

For More Information

Not every job loss amounts to wrongful termination. Bloomfield lawyer Anthony Coviello can evaluate your case and recommend a course of action. Schedule a consultation by phone at 973-798-8328 or by completing the intake form on our "Contact" page.

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