All too often, employers ask employees to do something against the law. Some employees are punished or fired when they refuse or report the illegal conduct. This is illegal. If you’ve been the victim of a wrongful termination, we’ll help get you the compensation you deserve.
There are three common reasons you may have a cause of action for wrongful termination:
Retaliation: State and federal laws protect people who report or refuse to engage in illegal activity, such as “working off the clock,” drunk driving, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and discriminatory practices. Such laws are known as “whistleblower protections.” Employers are prohibited from retaliating against whistleblowers from coming forward by firing, demoting or otherwise “punishing” them. It is also illegal to fire an employee for exercising their rights under workers’ compensation laws, or reporting unlawful discrimination or harassment.
Discrimination: It is also against the law to fire an employee because of his or her race, sex, skin color, national origin, religion, disability status, pregnancy, or age.
Employment contract: Though most employees are “at-will” workers, in some professions it is common to work out an employment contract with your employer. A job termination that violates the contract may be a form of wrongful termination.
As dedicated, experienced wrongful termination attorneys, we will fight for you after an illegal firing. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.