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Wrongfully terminated in NJ. New Jersey

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1,560 words with 3 Comments; publish: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:56:00 GMT; (80062.50, « »)

Today my wife was fired from an assistant manager position in a NJ medical office.The company is a medium sized emergent medical facilty. After having reported the improper actions of one of the physicians to her immediate supervisor the work envioirnment became hostile for her. Her every action became scrutinized and false and malicious allegations were made against her. She was told by her manager in the termination meeting that she was being terminated for being late when she shows no latenesses . I believe if she gets some sort of outside input that these practices were both unethical and potentially illegal she might persue her rights in the legal forum. Please advise if you believe that this basic synopsis is potentially grounds to pursue legal action.

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    • Thank you.We have discussed the matter and are consulting with attorneys.
      #1; Fri, 20 Feb 2009 06:31:00 GMT
    • That's probably your wisest course. Good luck to you both.
      #2; Fri, 20 Feb 2009 06:54:00 GMT
    • That depends entirely on what the "improper actions" were.

      A wrongful termination does not mean that you were fired for something you didn't do; it means you were fired for a reason prohibited by law. Firing her for being late when she wasn't late is not the basis for a wrongful termination; however, it is POSSIBLE (not guaranteed) that IF the real reason she was terminated was because of the report about the physician, that MIGHT be. It depends on what the improper actions actually were.

      BTW, the term, hostile work environment, has a very specific meaning under the law and what you have posted does not meet the definition.

      #3; Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:01:00 GMT