What Are Your Legal Rights When Wrongfully Terminated?
For everyone, a person’s job is their livelihood. A job represents the means families use in order to survive and enjoy life the way that they choose. People spend a majority of their waking hours at work, dedicating their time and energy to their employer. Sometimes, however, employers are not as loyal to their employees as desired. Regardless of an employee’s dedication, work ethic, and loyal service, employees are fired for no good reason. Oftentimes, these situations leave the former employee devastated, looking for answers. They want justice. And they need attorneys who will fight for them. The Kansas City wrongful termination lawyers at the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm protects our client’s interests while zealously advocating for those who dedicated their life to an employer who unjustly terminated their employment.
One thing to keep in kind is that in many jurisdictions employees work “at-will.” This means that they can be fired at any time for any reason, or no reason at all. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Employers have no right to fire employees for discriminatory reasons, in violation of an employment contract, or in retaliation when an employee exercises his or her rights. Every jurisdiction has its own employment discrimination laws. Allow our attorneys to assess your claim. Our firm will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.
Your Rights Are Protected Under Employment Discrimination Laws
Federal and State laws protect employees from being fired on the basis of a protected characteristic, including:
- Age (differs)
- Citizenship Status
- Genetic Information
- National Origin
- Off-duty Use of Tobacco
If you believe you have been fired for questionable reasons that may constitute employment discrimination, you need to speak with one of our attorneys. The Human Resources (HR) Department at your work will not work with you or for you. They have an invested interest in making sure complaints are not raised to the management that they work for. That is why you need an attorney to voice your concerns and effectively represent your interests.
Your Rights Are Protected Under Retaliation Laws
As an employee, you have a right to raise any concerns about discriminatory practices or inappropriate work-place transgressions. Far too often, however, employees are let go when they voice their concerns. As an employee, you should not be afraid to speak up when you have been wronged. You also have the right to bring a legal claim against your employer for wrongful termination.
Laws are in place to protect you from your employer retaliating against you for asserting your rights. If you take a complaint to the HR Department, whether your complaint is about inappropriate actions or discriminatory tactics based on a protected characteristic, your employer cannot fire you for making such grievance.
Before you file a lawsuit, you will need to file a charge of discrimination with a government agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Commission on Human Rights. The attorneys at the Krause & Kinsman Law Firm will guide you through your road to recovery and will represent you against your employer. Call us to get a free case consultation.