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New York workers could be fired for illegal reasons

On Behalf of | Oct 8, 2019 | Employment Litigation

Losing one’s job is never an easy experience. Some New York residents may go over the event in their minds numerous times to determine whether they could have done anything differently to prevent this outcome. However, some people know that they did nothing wrong and that they were unjustly terminated from their position due to illegal reasons.

Wrongful termination can happen in various ways. It is important to note that employers do not have to have specific reasons for firing at-will employees, but if a worker is dismissed for unlawful reasons, wrongful termination may have occurred. For instance, if an employee believes that he or she faced discrimination on the job and then was fired, it is possible that the termination was illegal.

Additionally, workers could be wrongfully dismissed if an employer fires them in retaliation for filing a complaint or participating in an investigation into a complaint or blowing the whistle on various violations. Wrongful termination can also occur if an employer dismisses a worker who refuses to participate in illegal activity at the request of the employer. Of course, numerous other scenarios could constitute unlawful dismissals as well.

Because so many actions could result in a person being fired for illegal reasons, it is important that New York workers know their rights. If individuals have been fired from their jobs and believe that the dismissals took place unjustly, they may want to contact employment law attorneys. Legal professionals can assess the details of each person’s case and determine whether reason exists to move forward with a legal claim.