Do You Believe You Were Fired Illegally?
New York is an at-will employment state, meaning that absent an agreement to the contrary, both employer and employee have the right to terminate an employment arrangement at any time. However, that does not give your employer the right to discriminate against you when firing you. Every business has to comply with state and federal laws regarding the hiring and firing of employees. If you feel that you were fired for reasons that had nothing to do with your job performance, you need to contact our Long Island-based lawyers to discuss your potential wrongful termination case.
You may also not be demoted or passed over for promotion for discriminatory reasons.
At the law firm of Shulman Kessler, we understand the importance of your job and the implications of being fired or demoted for the wrong reason. If you were fired illegally, you may be able to sue your former employer to compensate you for your losses and to protect your coworkers from similar discrimination. We can tell you your rights and determine if your firing was legal or illegal. We have handled wrongful termination cases involving:
- Discrimination — An employer is not allowed to fire you, fail to promote you, or otherwise damage your reputation at work solely because of your age, race, gender or many other factors. If you feel that you were the subject of discriminatory practices, we can help you seek justice.
- Employer retaliation — If you made a complaint against your boss or another co-worker, your employer may fire or demote you in retaliation. This is illegal and you should stand up for your rights. We can help.
- Whistleblower retaliation — You have a right and a responsibility to complain to the proper authorities when your company engages in unethical, dangerous or illegal behavior. If you feel that your firing or demotion had to do with your complaint, we can help you explore your legal options.
If you feel that your firing or demotion was based on discrimination or retaliation, our attorneys can tell you your rights and help you resolve the situation.
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