If you suspect you have been fired illegally, turn to our experienced wrongful termination attorneys for help.
Have you recently been fired, laid off, or downsized? No matter what your employer calls it, if the decision was motivated by an illegal reason, this is wrongful termination.
You do not just have to accept this violation of your rights. Instead, you can fight back with help from the wrongful termination attorneys at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker.
We Will Fight For You
Thanks to our alliance with the respected employment law firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Harrison, we are able to provide aggressive and effective representation in wrongful termination cases. No matter how big or powerful your employer may be, we can help hold them accountable for their misdeeds and make sure you receive justice. If you would like to return to your job, we can fight for you to be reinstated. Otherwise, we can seek a monetary award as compensation.
What Qualifies as Wrongful Termination?
Unless you have an employment contract, employers do not have to have any particular performance-related or disciplinary reason to let you go. What they must not do, however, is base their decision on any illegal reason.
Illegal reasons for dismissal include:
Discrimination: If a firing decision is based purely on prejudice, this qualifies as wrongful termination. Examples of protected characteristics include:
- Age (if over 40)
- Sexual orientation
- National origin
- Gender Identity and expression
Retaliation: Employers cannot fire workers in retaliation for workers engaging in activities employers don’t like. For example, it is illegal for you to be fired for:
- Reporting unlawful practices at the company
- Reporting unsafe work conditions
- Taking time off to vote or serve jury duty
- Taking family leave or medical leave
- Filing a discrimination or harassment complaint
Contract Violations: Some job positions come with contracts that outline the job responsibilities as well as the requirements and procedures for dismissal. If you have an employment contract, your employer must abide by it. If they fire you in violation of the contract, this is wrongful termination.
Act Now to Protect Your Rights
If you believe you have been the victim of wrongful termination, you need to spring into action right now if you want the best possible chance of winning your case. In addition to hiring a wrongful termination attorney, you will need to:
- Make a copy of your complete employee personnel file
- Scrutinize your performance reviews and discipline records for anything that could be used as a legal grounds for the dismissal
- Document all important events related to your employment, including any incidents of harassment or discrimination
- Make a formal written complaint to your employer and submit it by fax, email, or certified letter
Don’t forget--there are time limits for pursuing a wrongful termination claim. The best way to ensure you do not miss your window of opportunity for compensation is to contact our law office ASAP.
Now You May Wonder…
…Can I Afford a Wrongful Termination Attorney?
When you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, you can. We understand that finances will be tight if you have suddenly lost your job. That’s why we offer no-risk representation to clients with valid wrongful termination claims. We will represent you at no upfront cost, with payment only due after we win compensation for you.
It All Starts with a Free Consultation
Before we can extend our no-risk representation to you, we need to evaluate your case during a free initial consultation. Please submit your case online or call us at 800-333-0000 to request your free consultation.