Do I Have A Wrongful Termination Case?
Sometimes it can be difficult to know if your situation qualifies for wrongful termination. For public employees, cause is required to terminate employment, but most private employment is “at will,” meaning either the employer or employee can terminate the employment at any time.
Many people who lose their job feel they have been wrongfully fired or unfairly targeted by their boss. However, proving wrongful dismissal requires that your employer violated your rights or broke a law by firing you. Being angry after losing your job is understandable, but anger or frustration at your employer isn’t enough to bring a wrongful termination suit against your employer.
However, if your firing breaches a contract or you feel you have been discriminated against, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca can help. The staff has deep experience working wrongful termination cases.
Illegal Reasons For Termination
At-will employment gives both employees and employers flexibility to part ways at any time. It also means that employees have less ability to fight against wrongful discharge, because they must prove an employer acted illegally to bring a lawsuit.
Common reasons for illegal termination include:
- Discrimination based on race, gender, age or any other reason that violates laws
- Breach or violation of an employment contract
- Termination that violates labor laws, union contracts or collective bargaining agreements
- Being fired as a form of retaliation for making a claim against your employer
Contact The Firm
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Feeley & LaRocca are experienced in working wrongful termination lawsuits. Residents in South Orange and throughout New Jersey should call our office at 973-821-5359 or fill out the contact form for a free 30-minute consultation.