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New York Wrongful Termination Lawyers

If you have been suddenly fired, you are likely worrying about how you will support yourself and your loved ones.

If you believe you’re a victim of wrongful termination, Filippatos PLLC is here to help. We can guide you through this traumatic situation.

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What is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination is also known as wrongful discharge, firing, or dismissal; illegal termination, discharge, or dismissal; or unfair dismissal.

These cases can be complicated because not every unfair employment discharge constitutes “wrongful termination.” Only illegal terminations are wrongful—i.e., only terminations that violate one of a variety of federal, state, or local laws, as well as private contracts.

Filippatos PLLC is here to help you deal with this traumatic situation just like a member of your family armed with decades of employment law experience would.

If you believe you have been terminated illegally, Filippatos PLLC’s team of experienced wrongful termination attorneys in New York City is ready to hear your claim and help you secure justice.

Understanding Wrongful Termination

To better understand whether an unfair employment discharge constitutes wrongful termination, it is important to know that employment is “at will” in virtually every jurisdiction in the United States.

This means the employment relationship is generally considered to be voluntary for both employers and employees.

Consequently, employers have the right to discharge employees at any time and for any (even unfair) reason (subject to the limited exceptions listed below), just as employees have the right to quit at any time and for any reason.

Some wrongful termination laws allow victims to file complaints with the government agencies that enforce those laws, file private lawsuits against their former employers, or both.

Because of the variety of laws and legal principles under which legitimate wrongful termination claims can arise, such cases can be both complex and have short deadlines for taking legal action.

Filippatos PLLC has the knowledge and experience to help employees through these challenging procedures.

Examples of Wrongful Termination

If an employee is discharged under any of the following circumstances, it may count as wrongful termination:

  • In violation of a state or federal anti-discrimination law
  • In violation of the employment-related provisions in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) of 1968
  • In violation of rights granted by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • In violation of the employer’s own discharge policy
  • In breach of an explicit or implied contract of employment (CBA) or an employer-union collective bargaining agreement
  • In breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Because the employee would not break a law
  • For missing work to perform jury duty

Additionally, a termination may be considered wrongful if it is in retaliation for any of the following:

Additional Resources

Below is a list of additional resources that may be helpful in understanding wrongful termination:

Filippatos PLLC is Dedicated to Protecting You Against Wrongful Termination

If you believe you have been a victim of wrongful termination, please do not hesitate to contact us. We practice in New York, including the Greater Tri-State area of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as Florida.

At Filippatos PLLC, we believe all individuals—from factory workers to boardroom executives—are entitled to dignity and respect. Our team of experienced NYC wrongful termination lawyers will fight hard to secure you the justice you deserve.

Please give us a call at 888-9-JOBLAW, send us a chat, fill out our online form, or schedule a free Zoom consultation so we may discuss the details of your case.

We are committed to finding a compassionate, innovative, and successful solution that is right for you.