During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen essential employees being fired for reasons that go against labor laws and even health and safety mandates. Some employers have even used the current health crisis as an excuse to wrongfully terminate individuals on the basis of race, gender, age, and disability.
This blog will give some insight on how to cut through the COVID smokescreen and see if you have been wrongfully terminated.
Contact our firm today at (856) 512-1461 if you feel you have been wrongfully terminated and we can discuss your rights and options.
Possible Grounds For Termination During COVID
There are several grounds on which termination can be considered wrongful. They can stem from aspects such as race and gender to something more circumstantial like violating company health and safety requirements or even standing at odds with a company’s positions on the virus itself.
Some examples of possible wrongful termination have included:
Nurses having been let go from busy hospitals, allegedly for talking about the shortage of personal protective equipment.
A former employee in Dallas, Texas alleges he was wrongfully terminated for requesting to work from home in order to comply with the stay-at-home order.
A New Jersey plaintiff alleges he was terminated after expressing concerns about co-workers with COVID-19 symptoms that continued to report in for work.
Any situation where an employer terminates an employee on illegal grounds, a lawsuit can be brought forth by the employee to pursue compensation.
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Some companies are simply trying to save their own skin financially, but are negligent to those whom they employ. When an employee is wrongfully terminated, they are shoved back into a workplace with very few jobs available and very high competition for certain positions.
At Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law, we are committed to serving those that have been terminated wrongfully, and you have our full support. Our team provides full employment law advocacy for New Jersey workers and their rights.
If you have been wrongfully terminated contact us through our website or give us a call at (856) 512-1461!