Every state across the US aside from Montana has enacted at-will laws that allow employers to dismiss employees at any time as long as their reasons align with their company’s public policies or implied contractual agreements. Unfortunately, many employees find themselves being wrongfully terminated for reasons that are not protected under these laws, and are unsure of where to start when it comes to filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Have I Been the Victim of Wrongful Termination?
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), eligibility to file a charge of wrongful termination against an employer depends on whether or not you’ve been dismissed due to a list of discriminatory reasons. These reasons include:
- sex (including gender identity, pregnancy, and sexual orientation)
- national origin
- genetic information
These reasons directly point to the employer being a perpetrator of discriminatory dismissal, and filing a charge with the EEOC should be the next step. Submitting a charge to the EEOC is required by most states before the ability to file a wrongful termination lawsuit in a civil courthouse.
How Can an Attorney Help Me File With the EEOC?
Having representation during the filing process with the EEOC can be highly beneficial due to how complex of a project it can be. The attorneys at Gabroy | Messer can help you obtain all of the necessary documentation to present the most convincing case to the EEOC. Locating all of this documentation on your own can be an overwhelming endeavor, which is why having the help of representation is highly recommended. An experienced attorney will also ensure that your identity is as protected as much as possible during the filing process.
In ideal scenarios, the EEOC typically comes to a resolution that prevents the previous employee the need to pursue a civil case. However, if a remedy is not reached, the expert staff at Gabroy | Messer can assist you in filing a wrongful termination lawsuit in civil court as well. Contact the Las Vegas office online today or at (702) 259-7777 to see if your claim could use the assistance of a skilled legal team like Gabroy.