Rochester, NY Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Fighting Illegal Termination in New York State
In the state of New York, "employment-at-will" laws mean that employers can terminate the employee at any time for any reason. Likewise, an employee may decide to quit for any reason - or for no reason at all - without warning.
However, at-will employment does not mean an employer can fire an employee for an illegal reason. If you believe your termination was wrongful or illegal, reach out to our attorneys in Rochester right away. We can help you protect your rights and pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Examples of Wrongful Termination in New York
In certain cases, employment termination is an actionable offense. Some wrongful termination examples in NY include:
- You were terminated because of illegal discrimination
- Your termination was a form of employer retaliation
- You were discharged in an attempt to prevent you from collecting or obtaining deserved benefits
Wrongful Termination Due to Discrimination
Both state and federal laws define "protected classes." Employers are prohibited from firing their employees due to their membership in one of these protected classes.
Employers cannot fire you due to your:
- Race or national origin
- Age, if over 40
- Mental or physical disability
- Sex, gender, or gender identity
- Sexual orientation
Discriminatory firing is often not obvious. Our lawyers for wrongful termination can look over the details of your case to determine if discrimination played a part in your firing.
Retaliatory Wrongful Termination
Another common example of wrongful termination in New York is retaliatory firing. When employees exercise their right to report illegal activity in the workplace, they may be faced with retaliation by their employer. The employer may terminate their position in retaliation for their report.
Other common causes of employer retaliation include:
- Taking FMLA leave
- Filing a claim for worker's compensation
- Filing a claim of sexual harassment
- Assisting in an investigation or lawsuit involving illegal workplace activity
Employers may engage in this form of wrongful termination over a long period of time. You may see sudden negative performance reviews or changes to your duties intended to set you up to fail.
Experienced Protection from Retaliatory Behavior
If you have reason to believe that you were discharged for an illegal reason or on the basis of discriminatory action on the part of your employer, it is crucial that you seek experienced counsel from a Rochester employment lawyer who is thoroughly familiar with this field of law. You could be entitled to monetary benefits.
With an award-winning history of effective representation, our lawyers have the experience and skill that you need on your side. We can evaluate your situation, determine whether you have a case, and assess your options. If you believe your employer violated New York employee termination laws, don't hesitate to receive the informed counsel and tenacious advocacy that you deserve.
Call The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. at (585) 294-0303 today to set up an initial case consultation.