When you are fired for doing the right thing
If you do not have an employment contract or belong to a union with a collective bargaining agreement, then you are working as an at-will employee. The benefit of being an at-will employee is that you can quit your job whenever you like, for any reason, or even for no reason, with no legal consequences. However, your employer has the same right to terminate your employment, for any reason, or even for no reason — except when there are legal consequences.
Blowing the whistle
Employees who raise awareness of their employer's wrongdoing are known as whistleblowers and, under the guise of misconduct, often face wrongful termination for:
- Reporting a violation of the law by the employer
- Reporting a threat to public interest such as environmental pollution, fraud or corruption
- Reporting health and safety violations
20 federal laws plus additional regulations protecting whistleblowers can be found at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration website.
More reasons for wrongful termination
Other reasons that an employee may be wrongfully terminated include:
- Employment discrimination
- Refusal to violate the law
- Exercising a statutory or constitutional right
- Answering a subpoena or attending a civil deposition
- Employer's breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing (such as to avoid paying commissions or year-end bonuses)
I have years of experience handling hostile work environment cases
If you were terminated after being subjected to harassment, intimidation, offensive or oppressive behavior by coworkers, supervisors or managers, your rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other state and federal laws may have been violated. I am proud of the reputation I have earned for handling hostile work environment cases and I want to help you.
Hold your former employers accountable
Let me help you hold your former employer accountable for wrongfully terminating you. You may be entitled to one or more of the following:
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I have decades of federal trial experience litigating complex cases. If you are litigating a complex wrongful termination case and need advice about legal strategy and federal court procedure, contact me for the guidance you need.
If you have been wrongfully terminated, call me at 303-618-8780 or contact me online. Located in Denver, Colorado, my practice regularly assists clients in the Denver metropolitan area, including Aurora, Thornton, Brighton and surrounding areas.