New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney
Our Attorneys Are Committed to Fighting for Victims of Wrongful Termination Across New York
The leading New York wrongful termination attorneys of Phillips & Associates have extensive experience assisting victims of wrongful termination. Our employment attorneys have recovered substantial settlements for clients in all types of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment cases. Phillips & Associates is ready to provide the highest quality legal representation in the New York area.
Wrongful Termination Happens
When you are let go from a job, it never feels right. But the termination is only wrongful, and therefore actionable, under certain conditions. Most employment relationships are “at will,” which means that either party can decide to end the relationship. Even if the reason for firing the employee seems completely arbitrary, it may still not constitute a basis for filing suit. But “at will” employment does not give employers carte blanche to fire qualified employees.
In fact, terminated employees have a cause for action where an employment contract prohibits the employer from discharging the employee without cause. They may also file suit if the firing was motivated by discrimination or for a reason that violates public policy. It is unlawful to terminate someone based on a legally protected ground, such as race, age, gender, disability, and religion. A wrongful termination claim may be based on any of the following actions:
- Discrimination against a protected class
- Retaliation for reporting a civil rights violation
- Termination to deprive employee of earned benefits
- Breach of express or implied contract requiring “good cause”
- Constructive discharge or creating a hostile work environment
- Violation of public policy expressed in New York or U.S. statutes
Are You a Victim of Wrongful Termination
Our New York discrimination lawyers handle wrongful termination cases in the Tri State area.
Our initial consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call our New York City wrongful termination lawyer at (866) 229-9441.
Wrongful Termination is Illegal
Federal and state laws protect qualified employees from wrongful termination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits termination based solely on race, gender, national origin, or religion. It also prohibits retaliation for reporting violations such as discrimination or sexual harassment. The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act provide similar protections for workers terminated on the basis of disability and age. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act likewise prohibits termination based on pregnancy or family responsibility.
Discrimination in New York
New York state law mirrors federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, disability, and other protected grounds. New York courts have long held that discrimination in employment violates public policy. State antidiscrimination statutes such as New York’s Human Rights Law, make it unlawful “to discriminate against an individual in compensation, terms of conditions, or privileges of employment” based on a protected ground or because a worker files a claim for workers’ compensation, unpaid overtime, or other violations. An experienced New York discrimination lawyer can explain how these laws support your claim and improve your chances of prevailing in a wrongful termination case.
Our discrimination attorneys handle wrongful termination claims in New York and surrounding areas.
What to Do if You Are a Victim of Wrongful Termination
If you believe you are the victim of wrongful termination, consult the skilled New York wrongful termination lawyers of Phillips & Associates today. Our firm has established a reputation for excellence in employment discrimination law and is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.
No Attorney Fee Unless We Recover
We do not charge attorney’s fees unless you get paid.
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