At-Will Employment in New Jersey

By Thomas McKinney

New Jersey is considered an at-will employment state. That means that absent a contract or other agreement, your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason whatsoever. For example, your boss is a Yankees fan and you are a Red Sox Fan, your boss can fire you without any legal ramifications. The employment laws in New Jersey only protect employees from discrimination based on a protected characteristic (age, race, pregnancy, disability…) or from retaliation for complaining about illegal conduct.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.