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Wrongful Termination or Discharge

 If you have been fired or forced to quit your job because you stood up for a public policy, you may have a claim for wrongful termination.

The first step of the analysis should be whether you are a contract employee or an employee-at-will. Without a contract, most jobs will fall within the employee-at-will provisions, which, in the simplest terms, generally means that an employee can quit for any reason and an employer can fire the employee for any reason, as long as that reason does not violate any laws of course, such as anti-discrimination statutes. If you have a contract, it is important that you familiarize yourself with its terms and know your rights under that document. Our experienced attorneys are capable of helping you interpret any documents you may have questions about, and we can guide you through the process of how to protect your rights, whether you have already been terminated or whether you are afraid that you may be so.

If you are an employee-at-will, it is still unlawful for your employer to fire you if you are standing up for your rights, such as refusing to commit a crime, being unwilling to participate in fraud, or demanding your entitlements under the FMLA, wage and hour laws, whistleblower statutes, etc.  

If you think you have been fired or will soon be fired illegally, we advise that you contact an experienced employment law attorney. It is important that you consult with a knowledgeable lawyer as quickly as you can because there are time limits on how long you have to file a claim.  Call or e-mail us today to learn what the dedicated attorneys of O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy can do for you.

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