Queens, NY Wrongful Termination Attorneys
Even in an ‘At Will’ Work Situation, You Have the Right to Work
Employers will always claim that they had a valid reason to lay off or fire an employee. But in many circumstances, this is just disguised discrimination of one form or another. Continued employment and advancement is frequently based on performance reviews. If you have a perfect record, then suddenly go from perfect to pariah, it may be a case of your supervisor or employer giving a negative review in order to have an excuse to remove you from your position or deny a promotion.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
It is also possible to bring wrongful termination charges if you were fired after:
- Your employer breached your employment contract in order to dismiss you
- Reporting your employer or supervisor for infractions or illegal behavior (acting as a whistleblower)
- Refusing to perform an illegal act (like violating safety regulations)
- Lawfully taking time off (military service or Family and Medical Leave Act)
Whatever your situation, if you believe that you have been unfairly terminated because of an employer’s bias against you, subject to workplace retaliation or any other reason, the labor lawyers at Ricotta & Marks, P.C., want to hear your story. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your situation and can then see where the discrimination against you occurred. We will help you take action against your employer and vigorously defend your rights.
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Along with unfair performance evaluations, employers may take disciplinary actions against employees whom they want to remove from their employment. What may have been accidents or minor infractions are written up and disciplined with bad assignments or demotion. These can accumulate and count toward a negative performance review.
We understand that your work is important to you in terms of supporting yourself and your family, your future and your self-image. We will work with your human resources department to see if we can get your position reinstated, saving your job and helping your company keep a valuable employee. Our knowledge and application of the state and federal laws may be the solution to your problem.