Wrongful Termination Settlements and Compensation
Compensation may be available to the victims of wrongful termination in New Jersey. However, in order to be compensated, you will need to present evidence that proves certain facts. Specifically, you will need to prove that you were terminated because of your membership in a protected class, or because you participated in protected activity.
Your employer will likely attempt to defend themselves by asserting a legitimate reason for your termination, such as violations of company rules. Therefore, it is crucial to be prepared with as much evidence possible in support of your claim. Examples of useful sources of evidence could include your job description, your resume, any performance reviews you might have received, your company’s employee handbook, any documents related to previous investigations or accidents, and any records related to attendance, training, paid leave, vacation time, and unemployment compensation. If you experienced problems before being terminated, such as sexual harassment or a hostile work environment, it is important to obtain any related records, files, or emails that could provide proof.
If you can demonstrate that your termination was unlawful, you may be awarded compensation (“damages”), or your employer may agree to an out-of-court settlement. Whether compensation is being pursued through negotiation or litigation, Usmaan Sleemi will work to maximize the amount available. You may be compensated for:
- Financial losses resulting from the loss of income, including back pay, front pay, overtime, and unpaid wages
- Financial losses resulting from the loss of employment benefits, such as stock options, retirement plans, health insurance, and dental insurance
- Emotional distress resulting from the discrimination or retaliation
In some cases, it may also be possible to have the employee reinstated at his or her former job.
Passaic County Wrongful Termination Attorney Usmaan Sleemi Can Help
No one should have to suffer through the pain and humiliation of discrimination, bullying, or harassment – especially not in an environment that is meant to be polished and professional. If you or your spouse was wrongfully terminated, and you believe the cause to be discrimination or retaliation, you should discuss your options with an experienced wrongful termination attorney in Passaic County as soon as possible. For a free legal consultation, call the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi at (973) 453-4060, or contact us online.