Losing your job is never easy, especially when the termination was unexpected. You may have lingering questions or suspicions about the reason for the termination. Whether you were fired or laid off, you owe it to yourself to get answers about what really motivated the decision.
Most employment arrangements are at will. This means either you or your employer can end the relationship at any time, for almost any reason.
However, the law places some limits on the scope of an employer’s authority. For example, your employer may have broken the law if you lost your job because of:
- Discrimination on the basis of your race, religion, gender, pregnancy or other protected grounds
- Retaliation against you for reporting sexual harassment, discrimination or other illegal employment practices
- Retaliation against you for seeking workers’ compensation or exercising other employment rights
- Refusal to grant you time off for family and medical leave, military leave, or jury duty
You may also have a claim for wrongful discharge if your employer violated the terms of your contract or failed to comply with its own internal policies, as outlined in an employee handbook or other written document.
How To Exercise Your Rights?
If you believe you were a victim of wrongful termination, our legal team at Hassler Kondras Miller LLP can evaluate your options for exercising your rights. Through a legal claim, you may be able to recover compensation for lost pay and benefits and, potentially, punitive damages. You may also be reinstated to your former position, if warranted.
Learn more by contacting our lawyers at 877-656-7602. Your initial consultation is absolutely free, and you won’t owe any attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you. From our office in Terre Haute, we represent employees across Indiana and Eastern Illinois.