Employment Termination Lawsuits:
When an employee has disclosed and/or objected to employer practices which s/he reasonably believed to have violated the law (e.g., health, safety, environmental issues) or to be fraudulent, which cases are known as “Conscientious Employee Protection Act” (CEPA) matters in New Jersey and more generally as whistle blower cases;
When an employee has been discriminated against under all bases protected by State and federal law, e.g., race, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, religion, familial status, veteran’s status, or has been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace;
When an employee has been retaliated against for making any of the above protected complaints, either internally within a private business or a governmental employer organization or before a State or federal agency that accepts formal charges or complaints, e.g., New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); and
When an employee has been subject to violation(s) of his/her employer’s employment contract/handbook, policies or practices, if such are deemed legally binding.