Experienced Wrongful Termination Lawyers Handle Cases in Westfield, NJ
If you have been illegally fired, our firm can help you assert your rights. We represent employees who are victims of wrongful termination in negotiations, administrative hearings, and lawsuits. We can help you recover monetary damages intended to cover your losses from being fired, which might include compensation for your wages, benefits, emotional distress, and more.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
If you were fired for an illegal reason, you may have a wrongful termination case against your former employer. Illegal reasons for termination include:
Discrimination: You may not be discriminated against and fired because of your race, religion, or disability, for example.
Retaliation: Your employer can’t fire you for filing a complaint about discrimination, harassment, workplace safety, violation of wage and hour laws, or other illegal activity.
Exercising Your Legal Rights: It’s illegal to fire you for taking or requesting FMLA leave, taking time off to vote, joining or supporting a union, or otherwise asserting your workplace rights.
Breach of Contract: If your employer fired you in violation of an employment contract, that is a form of wrongful termination.
Our experienced attorneys provide legal services to former employees in a variety of wrongful termination and post-employment legal matters. We can help you evaluate and negotiate a severance agreement that fairly compensates you for your losses. If necessary, we can also file administrative charges or even a lawsuit against your former employer to vindicate your rights.
What You Can Expect from Our Attorneys
We provide prompt, courteous service to our clients, intended to minimize the harm you suffer. Some wrongful termination cases can be avoided entirely with time-sensitive representation. If you contact us while you are still on the job or just after the termination process begins, we can advise you on how to handle disciplinary proceedings, HR intervention, internal investigations, and more. Our goal is to protect your rights and, if possible, your job. If you are fired, we can help you evaluate your situation, negotiate a favorable severance package (if possible), and, if need be, assert your rights in administrative proceedings and in court.