Do I have any recourse if my position was eliminated at work and I was let go but now there is someone else in that position?

I was told that due to a business decision, my position was being eliminated and I was let go. Now it appears there is someone else in that position. I was never given a bad review, I was told it had nothing to do with my performance.

Asked on September 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had protection under an employment contract or union agreement, you could have been terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination). This is known as "at will" work. Further, your position could have been filled as your former employer saw fit.

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