Wrongful Termination Attorney in New York
Was I Wrongfully Discharged from My Job?
The New York employment law attorneys at The Russell Friedman Law Group,
LLP 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?
- Extensive legal experience
- Free consultations to all prospective clients
- A trusted team of legal professionals
Termination as Discrimination
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.
Do I Have a Case for Wrongful Termination?
Remember, because New York is an at-will state, your employer can fire
you or let you go for virtually any reason—except in violation of
your rights. Only in highly specific situations does firing constitute
In order to determine if you may have a case for wrongful termination,
ask yourself the following:
- Were you fired due to discriminatory reasons?
- Were you fired because of your race, sex, religion, or any other protected class?
- Were you let go after becoming pregnant or requesting paid leave under
the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?
- Were you fired after an on-the-job injury or after filing a workers’
- Were you let go after reporting discrimination or harassment, including
- Were you let go after reporting unlawful employer conduct?
- Do you believe you were fired for any discriminatory, retaliatory, or other
If you believe one of these or a similar situation applies to your situation,
you could have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. We encourage
you to reach out to our New York wrongful termination lawyers to discuss
the specifics of your situation during an initial consultation and case
evaluation. Depending on the factors involved in your case, you could
have anywhere from 180 days to 3 years to file a wrongful termination
lawsuit in New York, but the sooner you reach out to our team, the better.
Call for a Free Consultation
The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP 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 at (855) 465-4622.