Las Vegas Wrongful Termination Law
Nevada has many employment relationships that are “at will”. This means they can be ended at any moment by either the employer or the employee. There are situations where termination of employment violates Nevada wrongful termination law and can be a violation of the employee’s rights in Nevada.
Wrongful termination claims can be extremely complex, depending on the grounds. It can be a difficult task to determine whether or not a termination was done in violation of the law. It is best to speak with an experienced employment lawyer who knows Nevada and federal wrongful termination law if you have questions or reservations about your job termination. For guidance, please call one of the Gabroy Law Offices Employment Attorneys in Las Vegas today.
Causes For Wrongful Termination
Many circumstances can lead to termination that is contrary to a particular statute or common wrongful termination law. These are just a few examples of situations that could lead to wrongful termination.
- Discriminatory: Reasons for firing the employee were based on race, color, and religion.
- Filing of a Complaint: The employee was fired because they filed a complaint regarding unlawful harassment, hostile work environments, and unlawful discrimination at the workplace.
- In Retaliation: The employee was fired for filing a valid workers’ comp claim, taking qualified family or medical leave, or making a claim under ERISA and other company benefits plans.
- Employment Contract: The employee was terminated for violating an employment contract that had a fixed term and was not qualified to be terminated. (Note: An employee can also be guilty of breaking an employment agreement by quitting before their employment term ends).
- Whistleblowing: The employee was fired after reporting illegal or unethical acts of the employer, either under state or federal law (whistleblowing protections).
- Illegal Activity: The Employee was fired for refusing to engage in illegal activity or exercising a lawful right, such as voting, jury duty, or other violations of public policy.
There are many reasons an employee can’t be legally fired even if they are in an at-will relationship. Nevada wrongful termination law requires that an employee wrongfully terminated can seek compensation for the loss of their job, their position back, or any other damages they suffered.
Learn How Our Wrongful Termination Attorneys in Las Vegas Can Help
Gabroy Law Offices’ Employment Attorneys have negotiated many cases of wrongful termination from the employee’s side. For assistance in a wrongful termination law dispute, contact or call our Nevada employment law office as soon as possible.