Yes, you may have whistle blower and discrimination claims. You should invest in a consultation with an experienced employment attorney to plan your next steps to either save your job or receive adequate severance compensation.
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More facts are needed in order to better evaluate your situation. Be advised that New Jersey is an at-will employment state. Meaning, that your employer may terminate you for any reason or no reason at all. However, your employer may not terminate or discipline you based on discriminatory or retaliatory reasons, such as because you are Hispanic or because you complained about discrimination. Doing so is a violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
I would be interested in discussing the above with you in order to determine if you have a cause of action against your employer. Please contact an employment attorney so that your rights can be protected.
Arykah A. Trabosh, Esquire.
New Jersey Employment Attorney
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You should consult with an experienced local employment attorney. More facts are needs, such as when you reported the discrimination. However you may have a retaliation claim.
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