Can a Company Fire You Without Notice?

Can a Company Fire You Without Notice?

Being fired from your job without notice or a reason can be devastating. While job terminations can be traumatic for workers, employers generally have the legal right to fire their employees. Employers are not able to fire workers for unlawful reasons or in violation of a contract, however. If you have been terminated, the employment

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

While employers are allowed to fire most workers in New Jersey or Pennsylvania at any time and for nearly any reason or no reason at all, there are some exceptions to this rule. Employers cannot terminate workers for discriminatory reasons based on their protected statuses. They also cannot fire workers to retaliate against them for

When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?

When Can You Sue for Wrongful Termination?

If you were recently fired by your employer, you might question whether your employer had the legal right to terminate your employment. In some cases, employers fire workers for illegal reasons or in violation of employment contracts. If you believe that you were fired illegally, the employment attorneys at Swartz Swidler can help you to

What Are the Most Common Types of Harassment in the Workplace?

Workplace harassment is a pervasive problem in workplaces in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. Some types of workplace harassment are illegal. You should recognize the different forms of workplace harassment and know the unlawful types. The attorneys at Swartz Swidler might help if you have been the victim of illegal harassment at your

What Conditions Are Covered Under The Americans With Disability Act?

People who have qualifying disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act are protected against discrimination at their jobs. Under the law, private and governmental employers, labor unions, and employment agencies are prohibited from discriminating against people who are disabled in all aspects of employment. The law covers employers in the U.S. that have 15 or

What to Do When Your Employer Discriminates Against You Because of a Disability

Many people who have disabilities face workplace discrimination. If your employer has taken an adverse employment action against you because of your disability, you may have a valid basis to file a claim against your employer. If you want to assert your legal rights against your employer, you must start by filing a discrimination charge

What is the Statute of Limitations for Bringing a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period someone has to file a claim from the triggering event that gives rise to that claim. Filing a lawsuit during the statute of limitation time period, which can range anywhere from two to fifteen years depending upon the claim and the applicable law, is a very

How To Prove Harassment At Your Job

The word “harassment” is often used loosely in the workplace to describe behavior from another colleague that is undesirable, creating tension and strained relationships. But in order to prove harassment by the legal standard, there is much more to “harassment” than being treated unfairly. Let’s take a look at how you can prove harassment at

Is It Illegal To Give Different Benefits To Male And Female Employees?

Is It Illegal To Give Different Benefits To Male And Female Employees?

Federal equal pay laws prohibit wage discrimination between men and women. Employees who have the same job duties should get the same amount of pay; however, that is not always the case for many workers. In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about discrimination and benefits for men and women. When most