Circumstances of Termination
If you believe that you were fired because of your age, your racial background, your gender, your sexual orientation, your religious beliefs, your national origin, or a disability, you are urged to contact our experienced New Jersey wrongful termination attorney immediately for a confidential discussion of the circumstances surrounding your termination. If you lost your job due to workplace discrimination, your employer may have broken the law, and you could have grounds for a claim against your employer.
Related to protected classes are courses of “protected conduct.” If an employee is fired for engaging in protected conduct, he or she may have a discrimination claim against his or her employer, similar to an employee who is fired based on membership in a protected class.
While protected classes relate to employees’ attributes, such as race, gender, or disability, protected conduct relates to an employee’s actions. Examples of protected conduct include:
- Filing a discrimination complaint, or otherwise reporting discrimination in the workplace.
- Filing a complaint, or making a report, pertaining to employer conduct that is fraudulent or illegal. This is colloquially referred to as “whistleblowing,” “blowing the whistle” or “being a whistleblower.”
- Serving in any branch of the U.S. military.
It is unlawful for an employer to fire you in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activities, fraudulent activities, or activities that violated public policy. If you believe that you were fired as retaliation or “revenge” for filing a complaint or raising concerns regarding such activities, the North Jersey wrongful termination lawyer at the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi can provide guidance as to the appropriate course of legal action.
North Jersey Wrongful Termination Attorney for Employees
At the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi, our renowned legal team has earned a reputation for providing aggressive and strategic representation on behalf of hard-working men and women like yourself. We are unafraid to challenge New Jersey’s largest and most powerful corporations when employees are victimized by discrimination or other forms of improper conduct, and our commitment to our clients is reflected in our track record of favorable case outcomes. If you suspect that you were fired improperly in violation of state or federal employee protection laws, contact our law offices right away at (973) 453-4060 for a free legal consultation concerning your rights as a worker in New Jersey.