Cranford, NJ asked in Contracts and Employment Discrimination for New Jersey

Q: im being fired from my job for a workplace relationship that my manager has known about for two years and said was okay

in the store policy manual it says workplace relationships are okay as long as the manager knows about it which she does. recently in another store, a key holder was transferred to another store for being in a relationship with someone that worked there. that person is now suing my district manager for discrimination. My district manager to my manager to get rid of me by monday and only gave me a 4 day notice. she is only firing me to cover herself in the lawsuit. is this allowed?

2 Lawyer Answers
Emre Polat Esq.
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Emre Polat Esq.
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Are you the person that is in a relationship? It's unclear from what you wrote. If you participated in the investigation for the lawsuit - then you are considered to be in a protected class and your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you. Further information is needed via a consultation.

Richard Yaskin
Richard Yaskin
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  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Cherry Hill,, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: It is not clear why firing you would allow your District Manager to “cover herself in the lawsuit “. You may have a wrongful termination lawsuit and should promptly consult with an experienced NJ employment attorney.

Best,

Richard

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