Most employment is at-will employment. Under most circumstances, employers can dismiss employees — and employees can quit — whenever they want. However, there are certain circumstances where employment termination is illegal. If you believe that you have been unjustly laid off or discharged, Akers Law Offices can help.
Call us at 304-932-4571 to speak with attorney JB Akers. We know how worried you are right now. We will listen, explain your options and help protect your future.
What Constitutes An Illegal Reason For Termination?
We handle employment disputes that involve many different laws and reasons for wrongful termination, including:
- Denial of unemployment benefits or severance pay: Employers will sometimes assert that they fired you "with cause" in order to avoid paying unemployment or severance pay.
- Retaliatory discharge: People subject to retaliatory discharge include people seeking legitimate benefits like workers' compensation and whistleblowers.
- Defamation of character: This is when your employer simply says terrible things about you that are not true.
- Breach of contract: This is a common allegation on both sides. If you had a written employment contract, please bring a copy to your initial consultation.
- Discrimination based on a protected class: This includes discrimination based on age, race, religion, disability and gender.
What You Can Do? Document The Violations And Call Us Immediately.
The moment you suspect your employer is violating your rights, start keeping a log. Write down every pertinent event that happens. If you have already been dismissed, try to recall the series of events that led to your dismissal, with dates and times, if possible. This will help us greatly with the building of your case.
If you believe that a firing is imminent, email us or call us right away at 304-932-4571 to speak with lawyer JB Akers. Evening and weekend appointments are available.