Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated?
The New York employment law attorneys at 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 a 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
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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 The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP today to discuss your
potential case and the ways in which we may be able to help you.
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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.
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