Wrongful Termination and Discrimination
It is unlawful discrimination if your employer fired you because of your age, gender, race, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, or sexual orientation. It can also be unlawful for an employer to fire you in retaliation for raising objections or complaints about illegal or other improper activities, or for exercising your legal rights. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects employees from termination or demotion for reasons of discrimination based on age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, familial status, national origin, and other categories.
New Jersey employees are protected from wrongful termination by many laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), The New Jersey Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and common law public policy.