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My daughter, who lives in NYC, has just been terminated from

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My daughter, who lives in NYC, has just been terminated from her job in northern New Jersey. In which state should she employ an attorney?
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I'm sorry to hear about your sister's situation. The law that would apply would be where she was employed, not where she lives. So that would be New Jersey.

Now that being said, New Jersey is an at-will employment state. At-will employment means that without a contract, you have no contractual or other right to employment with the company. The company is entitled to fire you for any reason: a good reason, a poor reason, or no reason at all--as long as the company does not fire you for an illegal reason (race, gender, age, religion, etc...). But it extends beyond firing, to hiring, promotions, demotions, wage cuts and raises, disciplinary actions, and even scheduling. Unless you can show that this was done in violation of a contract, union agreement, or a clear violation of an unambiguous and binding clause against the employer, or that it was done because of some minority status (age, race, gender, religion, disability) that you have, then they do have this discretion.

But if she has a case, it would be in New Jersey, the state of employment, not the state of residence.

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