Were you fired after you complained about a hostile work environment? Did you lose your job when you used your family leave or because you requested a reasonable accommodation for a disability that your employer was unwilling to provide? Were you laid off because your salary is too high after being with the company for over 30 years?
The attorneys of Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP, counsel and represent employees in New Jersey who have been wrongfully discharged. We also represent employers who have been accused of wrongfully terminating an employee.
Contact our Bergen, Essex and Passaic County wrongful discharge lawyers today to discuss how to get your life back.
Wrongful Discharged in New Jersey
New Jersey is an “at will” employment state, meaning that even when you are fired for an unfair reason, it is not necessarily illegal. However, an employee has been wrongfully discharged when there’s a violation of one of the many laws implemented to protect workers in the workplace.
These laws are intended to protect employees who are victims of:
- Sexual harassment or hostile work environment
- Other forms of discrimination
- Workplace retaliation for taking family leave (FMLA), enforcing worker’s compensation rights or reporting the employer’s illegal actions
We represent both employees and employers; we are unique in that we have experience and understanding as to how to handle both sides of these cases. We also handle employment arbitration disputes, which may be mandatory depending on the employee’s contract.
We focus on helping the client understand whether there is a legal claim that can result in a substantial recovery for them, and we also concentrate on making sure when representing employers that we maintain excellent contact with them throughout the litigation.
Experienced, Strong Employment Law Representation
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary to investigate the circumstances surrounding your wrongful discharge, including discrimination. We also work with economic experts and other specialists to determine damages and losses.
Over the past 25 years, we have developed a reputation among our former clients and colleagues for our strong, skilled representation of both employees and employers. We often receive referrals from other attorneys when a case requires our specialized knowledge of employment law concerns.
Contact our employee rights lawyers in Fort Lee to schedule a consultation regarding any employment law matter in New Jersey.