Many employees are familiar with the term "at-will employment," which generally means that an employee may resign at any time for any reason and an employer may terminate an employee at any time for any lawful reason. However, the many exceptions to the so-called "at-will" employment relationship have all but swallowed the rule in cases where the employer is unable to articulate some reasonable basis for terminating the employee.
We represent employees who have been wrongfully terminated in violation of their contractual rights or contrary to the employer's own policies. In fact, an employer's personnel polices or employee handbook may create an enforceable contract between the employer and employee giving the employee important rights with respect to discipline and termination decisions.
We also handle claims for employees who have been terminated in retaliation for complaining about or refusing to participate in unlawful or unethical conduct or unsafe work conditions, for pursuing their rights under the Workers' Compensation Act, and for engaging in other protected conduct. These retaliatory discharge claims are powerful weapons against unscrupulous employers.
If you believe you have been unfairly terminated or terminated for unlawful or unethical reasons, contact us online or call us to discuss your rights and options.