Legal Remedies for Wrongful Discharge
If your employer wrongfully discharged you, there may be legal remedies that are available to you. One remedy that you can receive if you are successful in your wrongful discharge claim is to be returned to your old position. The employer will also be liable for back pay, interest, and the reinstatement of an employee’s benefits that were cut off after being discharged.
A wrongfully dismissed employee can also receive damages for pain, humiliation, and emotional distress that was triggered when they were fired. If you choose to retain a lawyer to represent you in your claim, you can also receive reasonable lawyer’s fees and other expenses that were accumulated while pursuing your case.
An employer is also subject to fines for violating the LAD. For example, there is $10,000 fine for a first-time violation of the LAD. This punishment will increase depending on how many times the employer violates certain employment laws.
It is important to note that the LAD protects employees from reprisal or retaliation from an employer after filing a valid complaint concerning a wrongful discharge. This means that your employer cannot fire you because you notified them of a discriminatory problem or another type of issue with their company. You also cannot be terminated for assisting someone in filing a complaint against an employer. There are also laws that protect you from termination if you notify a law enforcement agency of your employer’s illegal activity. These laws are also known as “whistleblower laws” or “whistleblower protection laws.”
Glen Rock Borough Wrongful Termination Lawyer Representing Fired Workers
If an employer wrongfully dismissed you from your position, you should contact an experienced wrongful dismissal lawyer in Glen Rock Borough for guidance. Wrongful discharge attorney Usmaan Sleemi can help you fight against large businesses and corporations that believe they are free to illegally terminate employees without any consequences. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi will provide you with unique and aggressive legal representation to help you pursue the justice and financial compensation that you deserve. To schedule a free legal consultation, call (973) 453-4060, or contact us online.