Pennsylvania and New Jersey are both “at will” employment states, which means that generally, an employer may terminate your employment for any reason, or no reason at all, as long as it is not an unlawful reason. Unlawful reasons for terminating your employment include termination based on your sex, age, sexual orientation, race, pregnancy, national origin, religion or disability. In addition, it is unlawful to terminate an employee in retaliation for certain kinds of employee complaints, or for engaging in some types of whistleblower activity.
You may also have a wrongful termination claim if your employer terminated you for reasons that violate the law or public policy. For example, an employer may not terminate an employee for refusing to engage in illegal activity.
If you are an employee who has an employment contract or who received an offer letter that contained promises about your employment, you may also be able to challenge your termination as a breach of contract.
Bell & Bell LLP attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of wrongful termination cases. Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, you should seek immediate legal assistance. For a consultation with a lawyer at Bell & Bell LLP regarding wrongful termination, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.