Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Let Our Wrongful Termination Lawyers Get You Justice
No matter what your former employer told you, there are laws and protections for workers against wrongful termination. Let the wrongful termination lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg help you understand what to do if you’ve been wrongfully terminated from your place of work.
You Have Rights Against Wrongful Termination Despite “At Will” Employment Status
Some workers think they don’t have rights against wrongful termination because they are employed “at will” in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or Virginia.
This “at will” employment status basically means that the employee works at the will of the employer–that they can terminate the worker for any reason at any time, just as an employee may resign at any time for any reason.
However, “at will” employment status has limitations. Workers need to know that there are important exceptions to this “at will” employment status that protect them against wrongful termination.
Your Rights Against Wrongful Termination
There are many protections for workers against wrongful termination on both a state and a federal level, even if a state has “at will” employment status.
For example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 establishes clear protections for workers against wrongful termination. This makes termination illegal when an employer discharges an employee because of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
Wrongful termination is also prohibited thanks to state protections, such as the Maryland Human Rights Act. This protects against a wide array of discriminatory acts at the workplace, including wrongful termination due to an employee’s race, color, religion or creed, sex, age, ancestry or national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
There may also be protections against wrongful termination in a contract of employment. These unlawful terminations may come as the result of retaliation, discrimination, harassment, or other employer misdeeds.
Or the employer may have entered an “implied” contract. This is where they told the hired worker that they would need their services for a minimum of three years but then dismissed them after two.
Still another example of wrongful termination is when the dismissal violates the public policy of the state. For example, an employee gets fired because they filed a worker’s compensation claim, even though the law allows them to file such a claim if they are injured on the job.
Suing for Wrongful Termination
Former employees who were wrongfully terminated are allowed to sue their former employers.
In fact, they are allowed to immediately file a wrongful termination lawsuit in Maryland without having to wait. However, there is a statute of limitations in Maryland of three years for a wrongful termination claim.
Instances of successful lawsuits include Adler v. American Standard Corp. 291 Md. 31 (Md. 1981), where an employee established that their termination was wrong because it was a violation of a clear mandate of public policy.
Zipin, Amster & Greenberg’s wrongful termination lawyers can help you gather the necessary evidence for your wrongful termination lawsuit.
Damages That Can Be Collected from Wrongful Termination
If you’ve been a victim of wrongful termination, you deserve justice and full compensation. An experienced wrongful termination lawyer can help you maximize the damages you’re owed.
These monetary damages and compensations may be for emotional distress, loss of income, backpay, or other consequences of being wrongfully terminated. You may also be able to reclaim your employment.
While each case has its own unique contributing factors and aspects to it, wrongful termination settlements may be for tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and possibly even more.
The Wrongful Termination Lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg Are Ready to Help You Get Justice
Being wrongfully terminated from your place of work can have devastating effects on your life. Let the wrongful termination lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg help you get justice.
Our proven track record of helping thousands of clients recover millions of dollars in compensation and settlements every year lets you rest easy knowing you have proven legal representation on your side.
Wrongful Termination Attorneys That Know Every Aspect of Your Case
For decades, our wrongful termination attorneys have been winning cases for our clients. Thanks to a sole focus on employment law, we have a clear understanding of each statute and protection, along with the entire legal process. This lets us create a legal strategy with your case that will maximize results for you. Trust us to help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Contact Our Wrongful Termination Lawyers Today
Don’t let your former employer think they can illegally terminate you from your position and get away with it. Let our experienced wrongful termination lawyers help you.
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