As Seattle Wrongful Termination Lawyers, We Help Clients Fired Due to Illegal Discrimination and Other Protected Reasons
Many companies believe that they have the power to fire employees for any reason or for no reason. While employers do not need a valid reason for firing someone, they may not fire a person based upon certain categories, status, or taking certain actions. For instance, an employee may not be fired for:
- Becoming pregnant
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Reporting the violation of the law
- As the result of age discrimination (if the employee is over 40)
- Serving on a jury
- Refusing to break the law
- Taking time off to care for a sick relative which is permitted under the Family Medical Leave Act
- Complaining about discriminatory practices or harassment
- Complaining about unpaid wages or unpaid overtime
KIRO – CBS, Seattle, WA, September 23, 2014
Steve Teller and clients alleging racial discrimination against Traylor Brothers construction company on the Sound Transit UW Tunnel project
There are a wide variety of ways in which a termination may violate the law. Similarly, there are many unfair reasons for which an employee may be fired which do not violate the law. When confronted, most employers will claim that the basis for terminating an employee was for a legally permissible reason rather than one that violates the law.
Were You Wrongfully Terminated? Call Us At (206) 324-8969 Today
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated due to discrimination, retaliation, or as the result of another legally-protected classification or action, please call us so that we may learn about your case. At that time we can advise you as to whether we believe that your termination likely was in violation of state and/or federal law, and the right and options that you may have in seeking compensation and corrective action, such as getting your job back.
We are available to represent clients throughout Washington in wrongful termination cases. As employment lawyers with decades of experience, we help clients who have suffered from wrongful termination, and seek for them monetary compensation for wrongful termination, such as loss of wages and fringe benefits, emotional distress damages, and in some cases attorneys’ fees.
Please call us today to learn about your rights.