What Types Of Cases Do You Work On Under Employment Law?
Most cases brought are as a result of a wrongful termination or discrimination in employment. There are civil rights’ laws that overlap in the employment field and bar discriminatory hiring and firing practices by employers. There are also cases where an employer and employee have a written contract, and one-party breaches that contract.
What Does Employment “At-Will” Mean?
“At-will” employment means that an employer can hire and fire an employee for any or no reason. However, an employer is still bound by federal and state laws barring discrimination. Nor may an employee be fired for being a “whistle-blower”.
What Does Wrongful Termination Mean?
Wrongful termination means an employee has been terminated in violation of a state or federal law or constitution. It can also mean a termination that violates the terms of a contract.
Under What Circumstances Can I Bring A Claim For Discrimination Against My Former Or Current Employer?
Discrimination cases require proof that the employer discriminated against an employee in violation of a protected civil right. In other words, some adverse employment action was taken, such as termination, demotion, or failure to hire, due to an employer discriminating against the employee because of her race, age, sex, national origin, etc. If the employer had a legitimate business reason for the employment action, a discrimination claim is much more difficult to pursue.
If I Was Fired And I Bring A Lawsuit For Discrimination, What Kind Of Damages Can I Expect If I Win?
If you win a discrimination case, you are entitled to compensatory damages, similar to those awarded in a personal injury case. You may also be entitled to statutory damages or punitive damages, if the action is especially egregious.
I Was Fired From My Job And Given A Severance Package ,Can I Still Bring A Claim?
Probably not. If you accepted a severance package, you typically would have also signed an agreement to accept that severance in exchange for giving up your right to pursue a claim. However, if you are in this circumstance, a lawyer could review whatever paperwork you signed and advise whether you still may bring a claim. The better practice, however, would be to consult with a lawyer before you accept a severance or sign any documents.
What Makes Your Firm Particularly Suited To Handle Employment Law Cases?
My firm has been handling these types of cases since 1990. With this experience, we are particularly well-suited to handle your claim properly and efficiently and to maximize your recovery.
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