Morris Township, New Jersey
Unfortunately, companies often lay off large groups of employees to save money, relocate offices or as part of mergers with other corporations. As a result, hundreds or even thousands of employees can lose their jobs through no fault of their own during mass layoffs.
While it might not be unlawful for a company to reduce its headcount, it is illegal for an employer to use a mass layoff or reduction in force as an excuse to commit discrimination or retaliation. As a result, you would have a “wrongful termination” claim if your employer decided to include you in a mass layoff instead of one of your coworkers based on your age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or another legally-protected category.
In addition, under some circumstances the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN Act) and similar New York and New Jersey state laws, guarantee employees at least 60 days’ notice before a mass layoff. In addition, many companies have severance policies that entitle employees to additional pay after they lose their jobs in a mass layoff reduction in force. Of course, it can be critical to have a lawyer review a severance agreement before you sign it, since they usually require you to waive your right to sue and other important legal rights.
If you have been the victim of a mass layoff or reduction in force and would like to discuss your legal rights with an expert, then please call Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. We have the knowledge and experience to evaluate whether you have a legal claim or another basis to negotiate a severance package or settlement. You can contact us online or call us at (973) 744-4000.
Morris Township was established in the 1740’s from sections of Roxbury Township and Mendham Township. Morris Township was incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature in 1798. It often is called the “doughnut” because of the geographical shape in which it surrounds Morristown.
The population of Morris Township is approximately 22,000, in an area of nearly 16 square miles. It is the location of the headquarters or major offices of approximately 50 Fortune 500 companies including Verizon, Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Bayer Consume Care, Wyeth, Wyndham World Wide, Alcate-Lucent, Honeywell, PriceWaterhouseCooopers and United Parcel Service ("UPS").Directions to Our Firm from Morris Township
To reach our office from Morris Township take Route 80 East to exit 54 for Route 46 East. Turn right onto Oak Hill Road and then turn right onto Valley Road. After approximately 2.3 miles, you will turn right onto Bellevue Avenue. Take you first left onto Upper Montclair Plaza. Our law firm is located at 52 Upper Montclair Plaza in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.
If you believe your employer used an illegal factor to include you in a reduction in force or violated another one of your legal rights, we welcome you to contact us to schedule a meeting with one of our employment lawyers.