I’m An At-Will Employee in NJ — Can I Get Severance Pay?

By Thomas McKinney

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

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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.