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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Jersey on

Q: Was approved for family leave. August 2018 till August 2019. They use roll back method. Went over time by 3 days.

Have accumulated more time the following week. Was terminated for time and attendance after 32 years.

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Apr 23, 2019

I suggest you talk directly with an employment lawyer. I would want to evaluate potential claims of retaliation in violation of the FMLA and to determine whether they gave you proper notice of your rights and obligations under the FMLA. If the leave was for your own medical condition, I also... Read more »

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Q: As a Black man, is being called a "Boy" in a confrontational manner considered discrimination?

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Jul 14, 2017

It is impossible to know for sure whether the statement was meant to be discriminatory, especially without any context or other information. However, given the history of the use of that term for African Americans, it very well could be a discriminatory statement. You may want to try to schedule... Read more »

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Q: What can I do if I was wrongfully terminated from my job?

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Jun 15, 2017

The answer depends on a lot of factors. You should consider meeting with an employment lawyer to discuss your options, including whether you have a potential legal claim.

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Q: What can I do about wrongful termination? Can I get in contact with someone to actually discuss all the details?

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Mar 17, 2017

You should call an employment lawyer to try to schedule a consultation. For example, feel free to call me at 973 744-4000.

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Q: If I am demoted and a younger employee is given my job is that discrimination?

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Dec 9, 2016

The fact that you were demoted and someone who is significantly younger than you could suggest age discrimination. However, I would need a lot more information to be able to assess that potential claim. I suggest that you contact an employment lawyer to schedule a consultation.

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Q: if a manger within a company bad mouths an employee to another manger within that company is that considered harassment?

a department manager called another department manager within the company and proceeded to bad mouth and belittle an employee and their abilities while making rude, disrespectful remarks and attacking the character of said employee.

The manager made a technological blunder though by... Read more »

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg answered on Dec 2, 2016

In New Jersey employment law, something can only be harassment if the reason it happened was unlawful, such as if it is because of your age, race, gender, national origin, disability or another legally protected category. In addition, to be legally actionable harassment has to be severe (very bad)... Read more »

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