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We Give Strong Legal Support for Wrongful Termination Claims
We often receive inquiries from hardworking, dedicated employees who have lost their jobs for reasons that they suspect are unlawful. In New York, most employment is at-will, meaning employees can be terminated for any reason or none at all. Being terminated unfairly does not necessarily mean your employer broke the law.
Federal, state, and local laws prohibit employers from terminating employees for certain specific reasons. Prohibited grounds for termination include:
•Discrimination based on race, gender, age, military status, disability, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or age.
•Retaliation for reporting illegal activity by your employer.
•Retaliation for taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
•Working off the clock or working from home. If you are answering emails, preparing meeting agendas, or otherwise doing work-related activities that benefit your employer, you are working and deserve to be paid for that time, even if you are at home.
Get a Thorough Investigation of Your Situation.
The Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates has wide-ranging experience in employment law matters. If you believe you have experienced wrongful termination, we can thoroughly examine your situation. We know the right questions to ask and the best options to explore.
Our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to protect your rights aggressively. Many employees are not even aware that their employer has policies that do not comply with federal, state, and local laws. Our attorneys will work with you in determining whether you have a case. We are honest and upfront about your options and rights. With us, you will always know the merits and strengths of your case and how we can help you pursue fair compensation.
Know Your Rights After a Wrongful Discharge from Work.
Through litigation or by filing a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employees who have been fired for a reason prohibited by law may be able to obtain compensation, including:
•Back pay, which could include pay from the date of termination through trial.
•Lost benefits related to the termination.
•Out-of-pocket expenses, including job search expenses.
• Pain and suffering from your illegal termination, which compensates you for the mental, emotional, and other negative consequences.
In addition to pursuing recovery in litigation, we will represent you during pre-litigation negotiations and any complaints you make to the EEOC.
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Please schedule a free legal consultation with The Law Firm of Figeroux & Associates. Ask the Lawyer with Brian Figeroux, Esq. You have questions; we have the answers. Call us on the following legal matters: Employment Law, Immigration, International Trade, Matrimonial Law, Wills, Estates & Trusts, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Taxation, Equity Smart, Landlord & Tenant, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Small Business Solutions, Non-Profits, Deed Transfers and Real Estate Transactions. Schedule a free consultation at 855-768-8845.
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