In the unfortunate event that you've been fired by your employer, it's important to know that your termination was legal. If you employment was "at will," then your employer has the legal right to fire you at any time and for any reason, so long as that reason is legal.
What does "at will" mean?
Employment that is undertaken without a contract and that may be terminated at any time, by either the employer or the employee, without case.
Any Exceptions to the "at-will" rule?
Termination for a discriminatory reason ( gender, age, ethnicity, etc.) that is protected by law
Termination in retaliation for complaining of discrimination or harassment
Termination for whistleblowing about workplace health, safety or other violation(s) of law
Termination in violation of an existing or implied employment contract
If you are in an at-will state, you must have a viable legal theory that establishes a protected legal right. The law in this area is complicated, however, our firm can help you determine whether the circumstances of your termination fall within an exception to the at-will employment rule.
What factors do we consider when evaluating a case?
- Number of years employed with the company
- Past evaluations, promotions, salary raises and bonuses
- Company policies, written or oral, describing disciplinary and termination procedures
- circumstances leading to termination
You eill receive an honest assessment of your situation and legal options. Once a determination is made, our lawyers will assist you in taking the next steps toward protecting your rights.
Daugherty Law Group is Here to Represent You
Perhaps the agreement with your employer regarding your continuing employment wasn't written and was only implied or spoken. In such cases, the grey legal area can be difficult to navigate. Fortunately, our wrongful dismissal lawyer knows exactly how to handle these types of challenging situations. We fully devote all of our personal attention to providing you with aggressive legal representation against unfair dismissal, and take into account a variety of factors when determining the best course of action for your unique legal situation.