If you think you are the victim of a wrongful termination you should consult with a labor and employment law attorney at the Lundell Law Firm. If you’ve lost your job recently, you may or may not understand why this happened. In fact, you may have gotten several explanations, vague explanations or no explanations at all from the employer. If that’s the case, and you feel that you’ve been treated unfairly or are the victim of a wrongful termination, contact the Lundell Law Firm to schedule an initial consultation to discuss a potential claim for wrongful termination. Below are a few issues that can give rise to a claim of wrongful termination. Lawyers are here to listen to your situation, and to help you protect your rights.
Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
Federal and North Carolina laws can protect employees from being terminated or otherwise treated unfairly because of their race, gender, age, disability, handicap, ethnic identity or heritage, nationality, citizenship status, country of origin, marital status, religious belief, or your need to care for a family member because of their medical condition. If you feel that your job has changed negatively or you’ve lost your job outright based on any of these factors, immediately contact a lawyer at the Lundell Law Firm to discuss your wrongful termination and to analyze your rights under the law.
Retaliation as a Wrongful Termination
If you complained about discrimination or any other legal issue that you believe violated statutes and are subsequently fired, you could have a valid claim for retaliation. Within this realm of the law, you don’t even need to be terminated to bring such a claim – your employer may merely have the conditions of your employment changed. A claim for retaliation depends on the facts. The lawyers at the Lundell Law Firm will analyze whether you have a claim for wrongful termination.
Discrimination and retaliation are not the only bases for a claim of wrongful termination. For example, your termination may violate an employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement or some other federal right not mentioned above. Because a wrongful termination can be difficult to prove, you will need the help of an experienced attorney in order to fully understand whether pursuing a claim for wrongful termination would be in your best interests. Contact our law firm today to begin the process of understanding your legal options.