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Employment Law

New Jersey Employment Lawyer

Fighting Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

Navigating the complexities of employment law requires insight and expertise. Whether you're an employee facing discrimination, wrongful termination, or an employer grappling with legal challenges, having a knowledgeable employment lawyer by your side is crucial. At Four Rivers Law, we specialize in various aspects of employment law, offering innovative strategies tailored to your specific circumstances. Employment issues can significantly impact your life and livelihood, which is why it's essential to seek legal guidance from seasoned professionals.

Let our experienced employment lawyers help you navigate your workplace legal matters. Schedule a complimentary initial consultation online here.

Employee Termination Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey adheres to employment "at-will," allowing either the employer or the employee to terminate employment at any time and for any reason that does not violate the law. This framework means employees can be dismissed without cause, and employers are not obligated to provide advance notice of termination.

However, employment contracts may include provisions altering the at-will nature, such as requiring good cause for termination or specifying notice periods. If contractual terms are breached, employees may pursue legal action for wrongful termination.

Wrongful Termination – Anti-Discrimination and Whistleblowing Protections

Discrimination-based termination violates federal and state laws in New Jersey. It is unlawful to dismiss an employee based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • National origin
  • Disability

Additionally, retaliatory actions against employees who report illegal or unethical behavior are prohibited under the Florida Whistleblower's Act. Protected disclosures must meet specific criteria, including written notice to the employer, for legal recourse to be pursued.

Understanding "Right to Work" in New Jersey

New Jersey's "right to work" legislation (N.J. Const. Art. 1, § 6) ensures that a person's membership or non-membership in a labor union or organization does not impact their employment eligibility. Employers are mandated to hire individuals regardless of union affiliation, promoting inclusivity in the workforce.

These are just a few examples of New Jersey's employment laws that may affect you as an employer or employee. If you have legal inquiries regarding wrongful termination, discrimination, or other workplace issues, Four Rivers Law can provide expert guidance. We analyze pertinent laws to help you make informed decisions and protect your rights in the workplace.

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