Why it is crucial to retain an experienced employment attorney such as Andrew Bosin to assess and explain your legal rights to you?
In NJ, an employee has no right to termination pay upon separation from their employer.
Upon separation, an employee would be entitled to severance pay based on the following:
- The employee signed a contract with the employer that if fired or quit they might be entitled to a certain monetary amount. For high-level executives it is usually six months to a year of salary.
- The employer might have a severance policy which usually kicks in when someone has worked for the company for a long time i.e., seven years of work equals seven years of pay or seven years of severance pay.
Despite not signing a contract or having a company severance policy, an employee might have leverage over the employer due to a situation at work which might give the company no other choice but to pay the employee severance because they were fired for complaining about discrimination or sexual harassment.