Nobody wants to be terminated from their job because of the immense stress that comes with being unemployed. However, there are also times when termination of an employee may be an illegal act. At Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC, our team is here to help if you need a Mesa wrongful termination lawyer by your side. Our employment law attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience, and understand what it takes to investigate these claims and get to the bottom of what happened. Let us help you secure any closure and compensation you may be entitled to.
Why Choose A Wrongful Termination Lawyer From Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC?
- The Phoenix employment law attorneys at Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC have an established track record of success handling complex employment law cases in Mesa and throughout Arizona.
- We have the resources necessary to fully investigate claims of wrongful termination, and we are not afraid to take on well-funded employers or legal teams.
- We firmly believe that employers must follow both federal and state law when it comes to their treatment of employees.
How Will a Mesa Wrongful Termination Attorney Help?
Wrongful termination cases in Arizona can become incredibly complicated, particularly when employers attempt to cover their tracks. However, a Mesa wrongful termination attorney can bring the resources necessary to fully investigate the claims made by the terminated employee. This can include:
- Obtaining all documentation pertaining to the employee, their employment history, and the reasons behind the termination.
- Conducting interviews and depositions as the case moves forward in an attempt to determine the truth of what happened.
- Handling all potential negotiations with employers or their legal teams in an attempt to reach a fair settlement for wrongfully terminated employees.
Understanding Wrongful Termination in Mesa
Arizona is generally an at-will employment state, which means that not only can an employee choose to quit their job whenever they want and for whatever reason, but an employer can also generally terminate a person for good reason or no reason. However, they cannot terminate an employee in violation of state or federal law.
There are various ways that a person may be terminated in violation of these laws. Termination based on any type of the following discrimination is against the law according to both the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona Civil Rights Act:
- Genetic Information
- National Origin
- Pregnancy status
- Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Termination by Retaliation
Additionally, there are various times when a person is terminated out of retaliation for some action that their employer was unhappy about. Some of the most common reasons that an employer retaliates against may be for whistleblowing which includes the following:
- Reporting discrimination or harassment in the workplace
- Reporting unsafe working conditions
- Participating or becoming a witness in an investigation by federal or state agencies
- Refusing to participate in fraudulent or illegal activities
- Reporting fraudulent or illegal activities
Reasons You Cannot Be Terminated For
Additionally, wrongful termination often amounts to a violation of public policy. This can happen in a variety of ways, and employees can typically not be terminated for:
- Taking allowable family or medical leave
- Taking time off to vote
- Taking time off for jury duty
- Serving in the military reserve or the National Guard
- Requesting allowable ADA accommodations
Call a Mesa Wrongful Termination Attorney Today
If you or somebody you care about has been wrongfully terminated for any of the reasons that we discussed above, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Yen Pilch Robaina & Kresin PLC, we are dedicated to helping wrongfully terminated employees secure the compensation they are entitled to. This can include:
- Front and back pay
- Interest on any unpaid wages
- Reinstatement to a job
- Possible promotion
- Pain and suffering damages
- Court costs and legal fees
- Possible punitive damages against the employer
When you need a Mesa wrongful termination attorney, you can contact us or call at (602) 682-6450.
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