Wrongful Termination Lawyer in New York
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If you believe you have been fired for questionable reasons that may constitute
employment discrimination or a breach of contract, then consider discussing
your concerns with an attorney.
Why Choose Our New York Wrongful Termination Attorneys?
- More than 100 years of combined legal experience
Super Lawyers® multiple times
- Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- AV® rated by peers for ethical standards and legal skill
Schwartz Perry & Heller was one of the very first New York law firms
to focus on employment law. Every day we uphold a legacy of exceptional
representation for workers who have faced discrimination and wrongful
termination. Please don’t hesitate to see how we can help you assert
your legal rights.
Know Your Employee Rights in New York
The term “wrongful termination” is misleading because in New
York and most other states, without a written agreement for a specific
term, employment is “at will.” The law allows your employer
to fire you on a whim or for a totally arbitrary reason.
This means that employers can fire or terminate you for any reason, or
for no reason at all, unless:
(1) Your rights are protected under employment discrimination laws. Employers
cannot discriminate against you on the basis of age, sex or gender, race,
national origin, disability or perceived disability, pregnancy status,
marital status, or sexual orientation.
(2) You have an employment contract, either written or implied, with the
employer, who agreed that you cannot be fired without just cause for a
specific period of time. The terms of the contract will usually determine
the reasons for which you can be fired.
Otherwise, employers may terminate employees for any reason or for no reason.
Employers may fire you if they don’t like you, or even if they just
don’t like the clothes you’re wearing. In other words, it
is not illegal for employers to be “mean” or to be “wrong”
when they fire you.
Call Our New York Employment Discrimination Attorney
Our New York employment attorney will be pleased to meet and discuss your
issues with you. Our initial interview will be without any cost to you.
We will be able to determine at that time whether we believe we can help
you, and you will then have the opportunity to decide whether you choose us.