New Jersey is an at-will employment state. This means that you can be fired by your employer for any or no reason whatsoever at anytime for a legal reason. However, being an at-will employee does not prevent you from obtaining a severance package from your employer. Your employer may have a policy entitling you to a certain amount of severance pay (you should review your handbook or company policies). Also, your employer may want to prevent you making any disparaging comments about them.
Dated: April 19, 2010 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC – Tom McKinney