Wrongful Discharge

Representing Wrongfully Discharged Employees

Employment in New York is "at will," which means that, unless a company commits to employing you for a certain length of time in a signed contract, the employer can let you go at any time, without reason. However, if you believe you have lost your job due to unethical reasons, such as discrimination, you may have a wrongful discharge lawsuit.

If you believe you were wrongfully fired from a job, contact Westermann Sheehy Keenan Samaan & Aydelott, LLP, at 888-866-0425 to find out if you have a case. We represent clients in wrongful termination lawsuits in White Plains, on Long Island and throughout the New York City metro area.

Have You Been Wrongfully Terminated in New York?

If you have been fired in the state of New York for any of the following reasons, you have been wrongfully terminated:

  • Discrimination: Based on age, disability, gender, health conditions, national origin, religion, pregnancy, race or sexual orientation. Visit our page on employment discrimination for more information.
  • Violation of an employment contract: For example, you signed a three-year contract with your employer when you were hired and you were terminated after one year.
  • Retaliation for lawful employee actions: For example, you brought a discrimination or harassment complaint, or you acted as a whistle-blower, and were then fired.
  • Legally taking time off: You cannot be fired for taking time off for voting or military duty.
  • Breach of company policy or employee handbook: You cannot be fired if the action does not align with company policies.
  • Retaliation for refusing to engage in an unsafe work action: If a company has violated safety regulations, you are not required to comply and cannot be fired over it.
  • Accused of wrongdoing: You were fired for something you did not do.

Reductions in Force

It can be easier for employers to get away with discrimination or retaliatory actions during a reduction in force (RIF), so it is important to have an attorney review all documentation of the RIF and your severance agreement, before you sign it.

Contact Westermann Sheehy Keenan Samaan & Aydelott, LLP, at 888-866-0425 to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer in White Plains. We will listen to the facts of your case and build a strong argument against your former employer.

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