Were you terminated from your job and do you feel that something about it seems wrong or downright unfair? You may have been wrongfully terminated, and a wrongful termination attorney may be able to assist you.
From a legal standpoint, if you were employed by a company with fifteen or more employees, you cannot be fired or let go from your job based upon your race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age (over 40), disability, or gender. You also cannot lose your job for making a sexual harassment claim or serving as a whistleblower, one who complains about or refuses to participate in discriminatory conduct or sexual harassment in the place of employment and/or one who reports the company for illegal action, including wage violations. Nor can you be terminated for a disability or a health condition, including pregnancy.
In most instances, the employer will not directly say you were fired for any of the above reasons. This is probably due to the fact that the employer knows this is against the law. Instead, the employer will often couch the termination in other terms in an attempt to confuse the employee. Thus, if something feels wrong, it may be important to consult with an experienced wrongful termination attorney, who can review your situation from a legal standpoint, determining whether you have a case.
If an attorney believes you have been wrongfully terminated, you may be able to recover lost wages and future wages. If you are forced to relocate to obtain a new job, you may be able to recover moving expenses. Although rare, in cases where an employer has acted egregiously, you may be entitled to punitive damages. In any event, if you recover damages, you may also be entitled to recover your attorney’s fees.
If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, our experienced team of local attorneys is here to answer your questions. We know local experience matters! For more information, please reach out to our office. You may call, chat, or contact us at any time. Put our team to work for you!