Wrongful Termination

Fight Back Against a Wrongful Termination

Today, many employers hire employees on an "at-will" basis, which typically means that the employer may terminate an employee - at any time - for any legal reason. In many cases, however, employers mistakenly believe this to mean that they may fire an employee for any reason at all. This is not true. Sometimes, employers will terminate an employee on false pretenses, when the true underlying reason for the termination is illegal. Whether you are working under an employment contract or as an "at-will" employee, our firm will evaluate your situation to determine if you have been wrongfully terminated.

Some examples of wrongful discharge include:

  • Termination in violation of the rules in an employee handbook
  • Termination on discriminatory grounds, including discrimination based on sex, race, age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or other protected status
  • Termination to deprive a salesperson of earned commissions
  • Termination in retaliation for an employee's participation in protected activity, such as whistleblowing or raising discrimination concerns

Whatever the reason for your termination, we can assist you in evaluating the legality of your employer's actions and proceeding accordingly. We have an exceptionally strong record of success in both negotiating settlements and litigating wrongful discharge matters, and will bring that experience to bear on your case. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.

(See "What to Do If You're Fired")