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Wrongful Termination or Discharge

If you have been fired or felt like you had no other option than to quit your job, you may have a claim for wrongful termination.  The attorneys at O'Hara, Taylor, Sloan & Cassidy will help you seek justice if the actual reason for your termination violates the law.

Many employees in the tri-state area are at-will employees, 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. 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 or your employer has discriminated against you.  Illegal terminations are often covered up by telling employees they have been terminated as part of a “RIF” or “Reduction in Force,” your employer suddenly becomes hypervigilant to your work, or you are terminated without any corrective discipline.  Our attorneys have years of experience holding employers accountable by uncovering the true reasons behind many terminations.

Some employees are bound by a contract, which generally protects you from being terminated at-will. 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 your job is on the line.

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 attorney as quickly as you can because there are time limits on how long you have to file a claim.  Contact our office by phone or e-mail to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how our attorneys can help.