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Fighting For You When You've Been Wrongfully Terminated From A Job

The involuntary termination of your employment for any reason has a big impact on your life. It can affect your livelihood, your emotional well-being and your family. But discharge from your job can occur as a result of retaliation for some action your employer found objectionable, such as complaining about sexual harassment or employment discrimination, whistleblowing or an employer's violation of an ethical issue.

If you are experiencing bad treatment at work because you made a complaint to the EEOC or some other external organization or agency, you may be protected by state and federal statutes which prevent an employer from retaliating against you. At Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., we represent employees in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who have been unjustly terminated or employers who are facing unwarranted claims of wrongful termination.

When you contact our firm, we can discuss the facts of your case in depth to determine whether your termination was a result of the reasons offered by the employer — such as job elimination, reduction in force, performance, the economy or company finances — or because of discriminatory practices.

The Gray Area In Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

Most wrongful discharge incidents are common-law matters — that is, they are not covered by specific statutes. Although there is no specific statute covering many of these matters, it's generally recognized that it is not in the public interest to let an employer engage in or permit these practices. The following may be considered wrongful termination incidents:

  • Your employer asked you to do something illegal and you refused.
  • You let authorities know about an illegal practice being conducted by your employer and your employer retaliated.
  • Your employer discriminated against you on the basis of age, race, sex or disability.
  • You complained about this discrimination and were treated badly as a direct result.

If any of the above examples is the case, it is wrongful termination and it is unlawful. However, you don't have to be terminated for the employer to be held liable for retaliation. Retaliation can take on many forms, including changing your benefits or even the circumstances of your job.

This gray area doesn't just affect employees — it can affect employers as well. While an employer may have legitimate reason to terminate or discipline an employee, such as for poor performance or employee misconduct, an employee may allege that their termination was unfair and the result of discrimination. In such cases, employers need representation just as much as an employee does and deserve to be defended with the same tenacity.

Let Us Assess Your Wrongful Termination Case

When you arrange your initial consultation with an attorney from our firm, we will discuss your employment law case in depth to determine your background and history on the job, why you think you're a victim of discrimination and the details of your termination. Our goal is to find out what reasons your employer gave for the decision and learn if you agree with those grounds for termination or think there was something else involved.

We will get the details of the case and advise you on the pros and cons of proceeding with a wrongful termination lawsuit as well as on your alternatives, such as negotiating a severance agreement. In addition to providing you with an honest assessment of your wrongful termination case, we will give you a clear idea of what you should expect this case to cost you.

If you are an employer facing claims of wrongful termination, discrimination or other employment disputes, we are equally interested in learning the details of the case and helping you resolve the matter.

Let Us Handle Your Case The Right Way

At Hamilton Law Firm, P.C., we pride ourselves on only taking wrongful termination cases that have sufficient merit. We don't take a case just to collect a fee. We truly care about helping people resolve employment law matters and we want to help you too.

Attorney Ayesha Hamilton has extensive experience handling a multitude of wrongful termination and other employment law cases. Her strong focus on amicable negotiations has resulted in many of her cases being settled before ever reaching the court. Her track record of success shows her skill and passion for getting results.

If you would like to meet with Ayesha Hamilton to discuss your wrongful termination claim, contact our office in Princeton, New Jersey. Call 800-742-1490 to schedule an appointment or send us a message online.

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