“I recently complained to my supervisor that our company was failing to track and pay for overtime. Shortly after this happened, they fired me. What are my rights?”
Wrongful termination refers to any time an employee is terminated for an improper reason. There are many improper reasons that can trigger a wrongful termination claim. Gordon Law Group, LLP attorneys, who are based in Boston, represent victims of wrongful termination across the country. When you need an unlawful termination attorney, you can be confident in the representation from your Gordon Law Group, LLP termination lawyer. In fact, our attorneys are frequently cited among the best employment lawyers in the nation.
Common Wrongful Termination Examples
The most common wrongful termination cases follow from situations where an employer fires an employee in retaliation for being a whistle blower – in other words getting fired for blowing the whistle on an unlawful practice, such as making complaints about discrimination (race, skin color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability, pregnancy or handicap); reporting workplace safety issues; or for joining with other employees to improve wages or working conditions. Employees are also protected against termination by public policy, such as:
- Complaining about or reporting employer’s illegal conduct.
- Refusing to commit an illegal act on behalf of the employer, such as perjury.
- Fulfilling jury service obligations.
- Cooperating with law enforcement.
Wrongful termination/wrongful discharge laws vary from state to state, and legal protections may differ in certain cases based on the size of the employer. Depending on the circumstances, federal and/or state laws may apply. Your wrongful termination lawyer will work closely with you to help you understand the applicable legal framework, to help protect your rights and to hold your former employer accountable for their actions.
Need a Wrongful Termination Attorney in Boston? Choose Gordon Law Group, LLP
Each employment termination lawyer at Gordon Law Group, LLP is committed to employee advocacy. We work with employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their roles at any level, from service workers to those in the executive suite. With decades spent handling all types of employment law cases, your legal team has the skills and experience to provide the representation you deserve.
Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each wronged employee. In some cases, we are able to resolve wrongful termination through alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration or mediation. Other situations may call for aggressive litigation through the court system. Regardless of the path your employment law case takes, your attorney will fight for you every step of the way.
If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, contact us today to schedule a consultation with an employment attorney for wrongful termination.
This information is not a do-it-yourself guide to resolving employment disputes or handling employment litigation. While some may find this useful for understanding the basic issues and their legal context, it is NOT a substitute for experienced legal counsel and does not provide legal advice. Please contact the team at Gordon Law Group to discuss your specific case.