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Holding Employers Responsible For Illegal, Wrongful Terminations

Being let go or fired from your job can be a difficult, emotional experience. This situation can be even more stressful if you were wrongfully terminated. While not every firing is wrongful, if your employer’s actions were illegal or discriminatory, they can be held responsible.

If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, turn to me at the Law Offices of David S. Secrest. Having aggressively advocated for employees’ rights for over 20 years, I know the laws that apply to wrongful termination and other employment law matters, such as discrimination. I am sympathetic to my clients’ situations while taking strong action against employers who violate the law.

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

There are specific legal standards to prove that an employer acted illegally when terminating an employee from their job. Failing to meet quotas, absenteeism or not meeting expectations are not typically valid reasons to pursue a wrongful termination claim. However, if an employee was fired for a reason that is protected (age, race, disability, ethnicity, religion), that would be a wrongful termination.

Wrongful Termination As Retaliation

Firing an employee can be the ultimate expression of retaliation by an employer, and often arises in reaction to an employee having spoken up about sexual harassment, a hostile work environment or another illegal action by the company. As with any type of wrongful termination, it is against the law to fire someone who speaks up about a serious legal issue.

Take Action Today, And Schedule A Free Consultation

Your employer will have skilled legal counsel on their side. You should, too. To learn more about how I can help you pursue a wrongful termination claim, call my office today at 805-308-7470 or contact me online. I offer a free initial consultation.