To be wrongfully terminated means you could have been fired for an illegal reason, meaning the employer may have violated federal or state anti-discrimination laws or an existing contract between the employee and employer. The Law Office of Jorge Luis Rivas, Jr. represents employees in wrongful termination cases, If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, please give us a call.
What is an Illegal Reason to Fire Someone?
The employer fired the employee based on discrimination (race, sex, disability, age, etc.)
Retaliation for filing a complaint due to discrimination
Filing a workers' compensation claim
The employee refused to perform an illegal act.
Do I Need a Wrongful Termination Lawyer?
If you were wrongfully terminated from your job that was triggered by discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or breach of contract, hiring a wrongful termination lawyer is vital to help you fight your case.
"At-will" employment- Most employees who are hired in the U.S. work at-will. An employee can be fired for any legal reason or no reason at all. However, an employee working at-will cannot be fired for any unlawful reason under anti-discrimination or labor laws, or in retaliation for complaining of discrimination.
Breach of contract- On the other hand, if you were hired pursuant to an employment contract, your employer must have complied with the contract's provisions. You cannot be fired if the the contract indicates you were performing your job within the terms of the contract.
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