Before acting, call our wrongful discharge employment law attorneys for legal advice.
Generally, at-will employees can be fired or terminated from employment for any reason or no reason at all. There are statutory exceptions to this rule, however. At-will employees cannot be fired because of their age, race, sex, religion, disability, for taking a qualified medical leave, for objecting to a polygraph test, serving on a jury, for fulfilling military duties, or merely for having a criminal conviction.
A Termination From Employment Cannot Be Against the Public Policy of New Jersey.
Employers are not permitted to terminate employees if the termination will violate an important public policy. Examples of impermissible termination include making certain statements of public concern, seeking worker’s compensation or unemployment compensation, reporting safety violations in the workplace, and refusing to engage in or commit a crime.
The above examples just listed are not an all-inclusive list of grounds for wrongful termination. Many state laws, such as New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act and Law Against Discrimination (LAD), provide far broader protections to at-will employees than exist under federal law.
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Written by Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a New Jersey Employment Law Attorney
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