The law grants employers a wide range of latitude to hire, promote, and terminate employees as they choose. However, state and federal laws do carve out some reasons for which an employer may not terminate an employee, or otherwise inflict an adverse employment action (demotion, decrease in pay, etc.) against the employee, including:1. Discrimination based on: (A) disability, (B) race or color, (C) religion or creed, (D) national origin, nationality, or ancestry, (E) sex, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, (F) sexual orientation, (G) gender identity or expression, (H) disability, (I) marital status or domestic partnership/civil union status, (J) Liability for military service, (K) in housing: familial status and source of lawful income used for rental or mortgage payments, (L) in employment: age, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, and the refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available to an employer the results of a genetic test. 2. Retaliation for reporting or complaining of discrimination based on any of the categories above. 3. Retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. 4. Retaliation for reporting or complaining about a violation of a state or federal law, rule, or regulation, or a violation of public policy, committed by the employer. This includes complaints/reports made to your managers or supervisors, as well as to any law enforcement or government agencies.
We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, via video conference or we can come to you. All employment cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.