If you are working in an “at-will” state, such as Nevada, your boss can fire you for any legal reason or for no reason at all, regardless of your skill or employment history. But even employers protected by “at-will employment” laws cannot fire you for an illegal reason. This difference can be a difficult legal area to navigate on your own, which is why you will want to find the best wrongful termination attorney possible to help you in your wrongful termination lawsuit.
What Reasons Are Considered Unlawful?
Illegal reasons for firing an employee include anything that violates existing employment law. Common examples of wrongful termination include discriminatory firing practices, termination as part of sexual harassment, violation of labor laws, and retaliation. A job termination that violates an existing employment contract may also be considered unlawful termination even in “at-will” employment states.
Legally Protected Status and Differential Treatment
Many employers will claim they fired someone for a legal reason, but their actions are really illegal. For example, they may claim to fire someone due to the employee not meeting performance standards. The experienced employment lawyers at Gabroy | Messer can determine whether or not your employer held other employees to the same standard, or if you were fired based upon belonging to a legally protected status. This includes your gender, presence of a disability, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, and race.
If you were involved in reporting illegal activity at work, your boss may retaliate by firing you. Proving that you were fired for this reason can be very challenging in a court of law. When you find the best wrongful termination attorney, they may be able to help you assess whether or not you have a valid retaliation claim.
Do You Need To Find The Best Wrongful Termination Attorney?
One of the reasons to find the best wrongful termination attorney is that we can help you determine your lost wages from being terminated, including any lost benefits and emotional distress. These can be difficult to prove without the help of an experienced attorney. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated it is important to consult with us immediately to discuss the specifics of your case. Contact our office online or by calling 702-259-7777 right away. We will schedule an initial consultation for you to review your case. You don’t have to go through this alone.