Many of us know the stomach-dropping feeling of being called into a meeting unexpectedly. Getting let go is never easy, but it happens. However, when you think that you have been wrongfully fired, it can call for legal action.
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated, our Rochester employment lawyer can help. Please do not wait to call and set up a consultation with us as soon as possible after you have been fired. We have brought justice for many people before and we would be glad to represent you as well.
How Do I Know I’ve Been Wrongfully Fired?
There are certain protected characteristics that you should be aware of. These protected characteristics mean you cannot be fired based on your belonging to that group. Among them include things like race, sex, religion, pregnancy, disability, etc.
Examples of Wrongful Termination
Here are a couple of examples of wrongful termination based on protected characteristics:
Example 1: You are reaching the end of your first trimester of pregnancy when you decide it is time to tell HR and your supervisor that you are expecting. You have an important role to fill during your maternity leave, so they are very preoccupied with finding a temp for that period of time. When you are nearing the end of your pregnancy, you are let go. You’ve already trained the temp for your position, and they are going to take over permanently. Your employer may have let you go because you are a mother. This would warrant a claim.
Example 2: You have been a target of a supervisor for a long time. They seem not to respect you and they make snide comments about your ethnicity and religion frequently. During a meeting, they begin belittling you and talking down to you in front of your coworkers. You decide you are sick of the harassment, so you file a complaint. Later on, you are let go by this supervisor and HR does nothing to stop it. You believe they let you go because you filed a complaint. This is a perfect example of being wrongfully fired based on retaliation.
You are not legally allowed to fire someone as a punishment. This is a violation of workers’ rights. There have been many cases in which someone is fired because they were a whistleblower, meaning they rightfully reported their employer for acting illegally.
We are dedicated to protecting workers. When you have been wrongfully terminated, we urge you to reach out immediately. The sooner you come to us with your story, the more likely we can provide you with the help you need to receive justice.
Call Our Rochester Employment Attorney
If you believe you have been wrongfully fired, please do not hesitate to contact our Rochester employment lawyer. You deserve justice after a wrongful termination. Do not let your former employer get away with this injustice. Call to set up a consultation with us as soon as possible.