Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated?
The New York employment law attorneys at Russell Friedman Law Group have
extensive experience representing those who have been wrongfully terminated
by their employers. If you believe that you have been fired for illegitimate
reasons potentially involving breach of contract or employment discrimination,
we encourage you to get in touch with our firm to discuss your legal options.
Why Choose Our New York Wrongful Termination Lawyers?
- More than 100 years of legal experience
- Free consultations to all prospective clients
- A trusted network of legal professionals
In New York, the term “wrongful termination” is actually slightly
misleading, as without a written agreement for a specific term of employment,
the employment is “at will.” This means that an employer retains
the right to terminate an employee for any reason or for no reason at
all. Despite this, there are still certain things for which an employer
cannot fire you.
Under employment discrimination laws, employers are prohibited from firing
an employee based on any of the following:
- Sex or gender
- National origin
- Disability or perceived disability
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Pregnancy status
Termination as Retaliation
Under New York employment law, employers are forbidden from retaliating
against employees who notify authorities of illegal business practices
being conducted in their workplace, file a lawsuit against their employer,
file a complaint with Human Resources, or file a workers’ compensation
claim after a workplace accident. They are also forbidden from taking
other adverse employment actions against the employee, including demoting
them, decreasing their salary, giving negative work evaluations, failing
to consider them for promotions that they are eligible for, or treating
them with hostility.
If you suspect that the reason for your termination was to get back at
you for exercising your legal rights, it is urgent that you take swift
action. Call our firm today to discuss your potential case and the ways
in which we may be able to help you.
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Russell Friedman Law Group offers complimentary case evaluations to prospective
clients. We invite you to contact us to talk about how our firm is the
right fit for your employment law matter. Dedicated to our clients’
success, we relentlessly pursue exceptional results in each case we handle.
Fill out an online evaluation form to get started, or call our office
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