If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, the Towne Law Firm, P.C. is a wrongful termination law firm in Albany New York that may be able to help you. Our wrongful termination lawyers can review the circumstances leading up to your termination, can review your case and situation, and may be able to help you seek damages and compensation for your losses if you were wrongfully terminated. For example, if you had an employment contract, and the contract was broken, you may be able to collect wages and damages for the full length of the contract would have gone had it not been broken.
Was my firing the result of wrongful termination? It is important to understand that most employers hire workers “at will.” This means that workers can be hired or fired at the pleasure of the employer. In the vast majority of cases, an employer can fire you, or lay you off, without just cause, a reason, or for mostly any reason.
However, there are a few important situations where a firing may be a wrongful termination. If you had an employment contract and you were fired in violation of the employment contract, especially if the contract states that you can only be fired for just cause, then you may potentially have a wrongful termination case. Another situation where you may have a wrongful termination case is if you believe you were fired for discriminatory reasons. For example, if your employer learned about your religious beliefs, your national origin, pregnancy, race, disability, age, or LGBTQ status and you were fired, and you believe that you were fired because your employer was discriminatory, you may also have a wrongful termination case. If your employer made your life difficult at work, or the circumstances of your employment changed after information about your race, genetic background, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, or disability came out, and you quit your job as a result, then this might also allow you to file a discrimination case. Another situation where termination may be wrongful is when a person reports sexual harassment, discrimination on the job, or makes a complaint because the employer is violating the law, and the employer retaliates by firing the employee. This can also be considered wrongful termination.
Do you believe you were wrongfully terminated? If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, reach out to the Albany New York wrongful termination lawyers at the Towne Law Firm, P.C. Our Albany NY employment attorneys can review your case and help you understand your rights and the next steps.
Wrongful Termination in Violation of Employment Contract
If you had an employment contract that specified that your employer could only fire you for just cause, and you were fired, you may be entitled to file a wrongful termination lawsuit and seek damages from your former employer. While such a lawsuit won’t get you re-hired, the courts may order your former employer to pay you damages and the amount of money you would have earned had you worked for the full term of the contract. If your employer tries to reduce your salary in violation of a contract, this could also be considered wrongful termination, especially if you are threatened with termination if you do not agree to a lower salary. The wrongful termination lawyers in Albany NY at the Towne Law Firm, P.C. may be able to assist you if you believe your employer was in breach of contract for firing you.
Discriminatory Wrongful Termination
If you believe you were fired for discriminatory reasons, you may have the right to pursue your former employer for wrongful termination. If you believed you were fired because of your race, national origin, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, age, disability, or genetic information, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful termination case. Proving a wrongful termination case involving discrimination can be complex. It is important to document all correspondence with your employer, to gather evidence, and keep notes about what took place prior to your firing. If your workplace was discriminatory, or if you were fired for discriminatory reasons, you may have a wrongful termination case. Reach out to the Towne Law Firm, P.C., a wrongful termination law firm in Albany, New York today to learn more.
Another type of discriminatory wrongful termination can occur if you file a complaint for sexual harassment, or discrimination, and are then fired after making the complaint. This could be considered retaliation and wrongful termination, and you may be entitled to seek damages for lost wages and other losses. The Towne Law Firm, P.C. is a wrongful termination law firm in Albany, New York that may be able to help you with your case. We can review the details, gather and organize evidence, and fight for your rights. Workers who speak up about discrimination are often brave and sometimes suffer retaliation. If this describes you, you may have the right to fight back.