Strong Legal Support For Wrongful Termination Claims
We often receive inquiries from hardworking, dedicated employees who have lost their jobs for reasons that they suspect are unlawful. In New York, most employment is at will, meaning employees can be terminated for any reason or none at all. Being terminated unfairly does not necessarily mean your employer broke the law.
Federal, state and local laws prohibit employers from terminating employees for certain specific reasons. Prohibited grounds for termination include:
- Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, military status, disability, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation or age
- Retaliation for reporting illegal activity by your employer
- Retaliation for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Get A Thorough Investigation Of Your Situation
Katz Melinger PLLC has wide-ranging experience on employment law matters. If you believe you experienced wrongful termination, we can thoroughly examine your situation. We know the right questions to ask and the right options to explore.
Our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to aggressively protect your rights. Many employees are not even aware that their employer has policies in place that do not comply with federal, state and local laws. Our attorneys will work with you personally in determining whether you have a case. We are honest and upfront about your options and rights. With us, you will always know the merits and strengths of your case and how we can help you pursue fair compensation.
Know Your Rights After A Wrongful Discharge From Work
Through litigation or by filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employees who have been fired for a reason prohibited by law may be able to obtain compensation, including:
- Back pay, which could include pay from the date of termination through trial
- Lost benefits related to the termination
- Out-of-pocket expenses, including job search expenses
- Pain and suffering, which compensates you for the mental, emotional and other negative consequences of your illegal termination
In addition to pursuing recovery in litigation, we will represent you during prelitigation negotiation and any complaints you make to the EEOC.