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Wrongful Termination / At-Will Employment

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Losing a job is a harrowing experience for anyone.  It is even more distressing when it is a wrongful termination under the law.  Most employees are "at will" employees under the law, which means that an employer can terminate employment for any reason -- whether a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all -- so long as the reason does not violate a law.  

The At-Will Doctrine Is Not Absolute

However, despite the "at-will" doctrine, there are many laws that protect employees from wrongful terminations, particularly where discrimination or retaliation is involved. Throughout this website, you can find explanations of what types of termination reasons violate employment laws.  For example, federal law prohibits employers from terminating employees because of their race, age, gender, pregnancy, or religion. Likewise, employers also cannot terminate an employee in retaliation for complaining about discrimination or harassment.  These are just a few of the many reasons that may violate various employment laws.  

If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, or even if you are not sure if the termination was wrongful under any law, please contact the employment attorneys at The Weiner Law Firm LLC to discuss the termination.

 

The Weiner Law Firm LLC

Despite the fact that most employees are at-will employees, they do have rights under federal and state laws that cannot be violated. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you, harassed you, withheld wages that are owed to you, or violated your rights with respect to a background report, please contact us.

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Even if you are not sure of the law and whether your employer violated your rights, we would be pleased to discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge to learn your rights.