Hackensack employers may not fire workers for the wrong reasons -- reasons that violate an employee's rights. Job terminations due to filings for workers' comp benefits are one of those reasons. However, New Jersey workers' compensation claims do not immunize employees from being fired for legal reasons.
At-will employment rules allow employers to fire most Bergen County workers at any time with or without cause. The only workers not subject to at-will employment laws are employees with job contracts, outlining conditions under which terminations may take place. State laws forbid employers from retaliating against workers simply because employees sought benefits for job-related injuries or illnesses.