Do I Need a Lawyer?
These cases largely turn on circumstantial evidence. Is the reason your employer gave you false or in any way suspect? Are they suddenly trying to make it a "performance issue" when you have had a good employment record in the past? Are they calling it a "position elimination," "restructuring," or "reduction in force," but you know they are hiring other people or giving your responsibilities to other more favored employees? Is the company relying on a fishy budgetary justification? Have you heard inconsistent explanations from different managers? Were you terminated just before you were to receive a commission or bonus payment? These are just a few of the red flags which may well signal that your employer is violating your legal rights.
Your own instincts about what's right and wrong and fair and unfair are your best guide; don't ignore them. We can help you with the next step of determining whether your employer's wrongful or unfair actions have violated your rights under federal, state or local law.
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