You depend on steady employment to provide for your family. Spending at least 40 hours per week at your job, it also partially defines who you are. What happens when your employer unjustly threatens your livelihood? If you were fired from your place of employment under illegal circumstances, you may be able to take civil action against your former employer. You might be entitled to compensation to help lessen the burden of losing your job. Only a qualified employment law attorney can let you know what your specific rights are in New Jersey, New York or Philadelphia.
The New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania employment lawyers at the Arcé Law Group takes claims of wrongful termination very seriously. When you come into our offices for your free initial consultation, our employment law attorneys will listen to every detail of your wrongful termination case. Our highly qualified employment law legal team takes an individualized approach to each wrongful termination case and recommends the best legal route for your unique situation. Currently, we provide counsel to clients in New Jersey including: Newark, Jersey City, Princeton, and the surrounding areas. We also have a New York office where we serve client in all five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island in New York City as well as Philadelphia, P.A. and Washington D.C..“At-will” Employee Defined
Unfortunately, just because you were unfairly terminated from your job does not mean you have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. New Jersey and New York are “at-will” employee states. This means your employer can fire you at any time for any reason. You can be discharged because you were making too much money, unfairly blamed for another’s mistakes, or because your boss simply did not like working with you. It’s not fair, but it’s the law.
However, if you signed an employment contract specifically stating you are not an at-will employee, you might be able to sue if suddenly terminated. An employment law attorney at the Arcé Law Group can review the employee contract and determine if a employment breach has taken place.Exceptions the “at-will” Rule in New Jersey
Wrongful termination victims are not out of luck. Notable exceptions exist, and our employment law lawyers can help you determine if your case fits the bill. In general, if you were terminated because of the following reasons, you may be able to file a wrongful termination lawsuit:
- Work place Discrimination. If you were fired because of your race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability, you may be able to claim wrongful termination.
- Retaliation. Clients discharged for reporting unethical or illegal practices at work might be entitled to compensation. This includes whistleblowers and people who reported harassment or discrimination.
- Disability. Disabled persons terminated because they requested a reasonable accommodation for a disability could have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
- Family or Medical Leave. If you were fired because you took time off for family or medical leave, this also may give rise to legal action for wrongful termination.
Do not hesitate to contact our firm if you feel your case belongs in one of these categories.How Much is my Wrongful Termination Case Worth?
While we can advise you to move forward with a wrongful termination claim, we cannot tell you specifically how much you may win if your case is successful. Our employment law attorneys can, however, give you an idea of the types of compensation available to you.
If successful in a wrongful termination claim, you may be entitled to:
- Compensatory damages, for your economic losses
- Punitive damages, additional money awarded to you intended to punish the wrongdoer
- Equitable back pay, wages you lost because of your
- Equitable front pay, wages you might have earned if you stayed at your job
- Reinstatement, you may get your old position back
- Attorneys’ fees, for your legal costs
Factors that may determine how much compensation you receive include how severe the workplace discrimination or wrongful termination was, the duration of the discrimination, your former employer’s insurance plan, and the size of your former employer’s organization, which state your case occurred in . But — your best chance of maximizing compensation is putting an experienced, tenacious New Jersey / New York discrimination lawyer in your corner.Call Right Away for a Free Initial Consultation With an NJ / NY / PA Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Do not hesitate to speak with an employment law attorney at the Arcé Law Group if you suspect wrongful termination. Our employment law attorneys will walk you through your legal options, helping you decide whether or not you have a valid New York / New Jersey / Philadelphia wrongful termination case. You have been through enough. Contact us today at 212-248-0120 for your free initial consultation with our wrongful termination lawyers. The employment lawyers at the Arcé Law Group represents clients in most aspects of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania employment law, including employment sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, EEOC claims, wrongful termination and civil rights litigation in Newark, Jersey City, Princeton, Woodbridge, Edison and throughout New Jersey, as well as New York City’s five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, & Staten Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.. The Arcé Law Group offers a free initial consultation to new clients and we generally do not take a fee unless we recover for your wrongful termination case. Contact us today at 212-248-0120 to talk to a compassionate wrongful termination attorney about your case. You can also contact us online.
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