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New York Wrongful Discharge
If you were fired from your job for reporting criminal activity or violations, it does not have to be the end of the story. The Law Offices of Figeroux & Associates stands up for workers in wrongful termination litigation. Based in New York, we take cases in the New York area.
Wrongful Termination or Constructive Discharge?
If you were fired for whistle blowing on illegal activity, contact employment rights lawyers Figeroux & Associates at 1-855-768-8845.
You may have whistle blower protection and grounds for a lawsuit if your employer terminated you or retaliated for:
•Reporting fraud or other criminal actions
•Refusing to engage in criminal acts
•Reporting (OSHA) safety violations or environmental abuses
•Filing a discrimination or harassment claim
•Filing a disability or workers’ compensation claim
Most employers are savvy enough not to fire a whistle blower outright. Commonly, a worker is suddenly cited for poor performance or insubordination. As the black marks accumulate in the personnel file, the employee may be passed over for raises and promotions, demoted or transferred, and eventually fired.
When Figeroux & Associates get involved, our team is aggressive and focused on uncovering the truth. We will subpoena employee records and internal correspondence, and seek to interview co-workers, supervisors and executives to cut through the smoke screen.
If the employer’s retaliation made the workplace so hostile that you quit your job, you may still have a lawsuit for constructive discharge, with the same legal remedies as a wrongful termination claim.
Compensation for Standing Up to a Wrong
A fired worker may seek reinstatement, but most whistle blowers recognize they won’t be welcomed back.
Typical damages include back pay, front pay and benefits, emotional distress, job retraining, fines or punitive damages.
If you reported fraud involving federal contracts or federal funding, you may be eligible for a qui tam action — the government will cut you in on a percentage of any money they recover as compensation for your sacrifices.
Contact our Brooklyn, New York office today to discuss the merits of your case and your legal options.
New York, Civil Rights Attorneys
The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices raise serious concerns over racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy rights. The Department’s own reports on its stop-and-frisk activity confirm what many people in communities of color across the city have long known: The police are stopping hundreds of thousands of law abiding New Yorkers every year, and the vast majority are black and Latino.
If you wish to file a claim against New York City for your Civil Rights violation, call our hotline at 1-855-768-8845.
Figeroux & Associates has achieved justice for victims of police misconduct, employment discrimination and other civil rights violations. Figeroux & Associate has also established a respected law practice also handles serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, criminal defense and child dependency claims.
To discuss your case with our renowned attorney or one of his capable associates, contact us using the form above or call our Brooklyn, NY, office.
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