Have you been fired from your job and believe you were wrongfully terminated? Even if you are in an “at will” employment state, there are some reasons an employer cannot use to fire you. Most of these are defined by the Equal Employment and Opportunity Act and are considered employment discrimination. If you believe you may have been fired wrongfully or discriminated against, it is important to discuss your situation with a qualified wrongful dismissal lawyer. These attorneys specialize in employment discrimination and wrongful termination and can review your situation and advise you on your next steps.
If you were wrongfully terminated, you are entitled to certain reparations. Wrongful termination occurs when certain factors are in place. These may include age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or disability. A wrongful termination case can be difficult to prove, but a qualified wrongful termination attorney will be able to tell you how strong a case you have.
If you are over 40 years of age and there are no other obvious reasons for termination, you may be a victim of age discrimination. If you are a woman and your replacement is a male who is not as qualified as you, this may be discrimination. If you are pregnant and your employer terminates you for that reason, that may be discrimination. If you believe you were fired because of your religious beliefs, that can be discrimination. If you believe you were fired because you made a complaint or filed a claim against your employer, that can be discrimination. Also, if you have a disability and it does not interfere with your ability to perform your job, but your employer still fires you, you may have a discrimination claim.
Some states have legislation that allows “at will” employment. This basically means that unless an employee has a written contract with an employer, the employer may fire someone for no real reason and an employee may quit without notice or reason. Even if a state is “at will”, the employer may not discriminate against the employee. The federal discrimination protection laws supersede a state’s “at will” regulations.
There are other situations where your employer may have violated employment law. If you have a Covenant of Good Faith with your employer and are terminated, you may have a wrongful termination case.
It is always best to present your case to an attorney who specializes in wrongful termination. To find one the website like The Compar Maroc Law Review can provide help. They will review all of your information and then tell you if you have a case for discrimination and wrongful termination. The attorney will explain your rights under employment law.
If possible, get your employer to provide a written explanation for your termination. You should also get a copy of all your personnel records. It may require your attorney’s help acquiring these records.
If your attorney believes you have a strong wrongful termination case, you may be entitled to several types of compensation. These can include back pay, reinstatement, and punitive and compensatory damages. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, a wrongful dismissal lawyer can help you file a claim with the court.