New York City Wrongful Termination Lawyers
To many people, being an “at-will” employee means that they can be fired at any time for any reason. However, that is not necessarily the case. An employer cannot fire you for being a member of a protected class under federal, state or city law, nor can an employer fire you for engaging in legally protected activity, such as reporting illegal activity or filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If you are fired for an illegal reason, it is considered to be wrongful termination.
At the law office of Philip Taubman, our New York City wrongful termination lawyers work to hold employers accountable for engaging in illegal acts. We have been protecting the rights of employees throughout New York, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester for years, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you. For a free initial consultation to discuss your situation, contact us today.
Dedicated Representation in a Wide Range of Wrongful Termination Matters
An employer will rarely come out and admit that it fired an employee because of race, gender or another protected characteristic. Also, an employer is unlikely to tell an employee that he or she is being fired for whistleblowing or engaging in another protected activity. An employer’s true motives must often be uncovered through careful and thorough investigation of the available evidence.
Our New York employment law attorneys provide dedicated representation in all wrongful termination matters, including claims related to:
- Gender discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Race and national origin discrimination
- Religious discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Sexual orientation discrimination
We also have extensive experience handling wrongful termination claims arising from retaliation for engaging in legally protected activity, such as in whistleblower cases or reporting of violations to the EEOC. Even if the underlying claim that led you to file a complaint does not pan out, you may still have a valid claim for wrongful termination. We will take a close look at your case to help you determine all of your options.
Let Us Fight for the Compensation You Deserve for Wrongful Termination
All employees are protected from being fired based on certain characteristics or activities. Contact our New York wrongful termination lawyers online or call 212-227-8140 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.