Accomplished New Jersey Lawyer Advocates for Victims of Wrongful Termination
Experienced attorney seeks justice for clients in the Metuchen area who were fired unlawfully
Losing a job can have devastating consequences for you and your family. When the firing violates the law or a contractual agreement, prompt legal action is necessary to obtain appropriate relief. Thomas Ercolano III, Esq. has obtained strong results for wrongful termination victims in the Metuchen area and throughout New Jersey. Tom has extensive knowledge of the federal and New Jersey laws that govern relationships between workers and employers. If you’ve been dismissed from your job and suspect that something improper or illegal occurred, Thomas Ercolano III, Esq. offers the highest levels of legal representation and service.
Knowledgeable litigator handles discrimination and contractual claims
In many cases, employers seek to use at-will employment rules to protect themselves from legal liability. This doctrine allows a business to fire workers without providing any justification. However, certain types of dismissals are prohibited under law. Thomas Ercolano III, Esq. represents New Jersey workers in wrongful termination cases involving:
- Discrimination — A firing cannot be based on an employee’s membership in a legally protected group. Thomas Ercolano III, Esq. is a strong advocate in matters involving discriminatory firings that arise from a worker’s age, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, disability or other characteristics outlined in the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and federal statutes.
- Retaliation — Employees should never be punished for reporting illegal conduct or dangerous conditions at their workplace. If you’re a whistleblower who has been fired, you may be protected by the Conscientious Employee Protection Act and Tom will investigate if any connection exists between your report and your termination. Tom will work diligently to uncover the true motivation for a dismissal even if your employer tries to invent another reason for your firing.
- Contractual violations — Whether an agreement covers an individual employee or a whole group of workers, companies must honor the provisions relating to termination. If you have been terminated from your employment in New Jersey, Thomas Ercolano III, Esq. will conduct a diligent review of the relevant employee agreement and other contractual documents and take action against your former employer if they failed to abide by the terms of the agreement when releasing you.
Whatever type of work you do, Tom will take the time to learn each relevant detail of your situation. From there, Tom will explain your options and seek fair compensation and other available relief before government boards such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in the New Jersey Superior Court.