A Wrongful Termination Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
Most individuals are hired on an “at will” basis, meaning either the employer or the employee can terminate the relationship at any point and without any reason. However, there are many statutory exceptions that prohibit termination of employment on the basis of certain protected traits or because of an employee engaging in certain protected conduct.
For example, under the Federal Civil Rights law known as Title VII, covered employees are protected from the termination of their employment (as well as other types of adverse employment actions) because of their race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, covered employees are protected from termination because of genetic information. Many of these laws also provide protection against termination in retaliation for opposing discrimination made illegal under the law. Often an unfair or untrue reason for termination is really a cover up for one of these illegal reasons.
If you think you were fired for illegal reasons, an experienced New Orleans wrongful termination attorney can help you build a strong case. When you contact my firm, The Law Office of Alan Kansas, L.L.C., I can work closely with you to gain a better understanding of your situation.
When I meet with individuals, I spend the first portion of our initial consultation understanding the events leading to the termination. If you think you were fired for one of the following reasons, I may be able to help you build a case against your employer:
- National Origin
- Genetic Information
- Protected Concerted Activity — usually group activities (2 or more employees acting together) attempting to improve working conditions, such as wages and benefits.
- Whistleblower Activity
There are millions of laws in our country, and together those laws form a sort of afghan of protection for employees. Unfortunately, like afghans, this system of protections has a lot of holes. When I work with individuals, I help them determine whether their situation is covered by a thread or falls into one of the gaps in the afghan. Knowing where your case falls on this afghan will help you make the best decisions going forward. That is why it’s important to contact an experienced employment lawyer as soon as you think you might have a problem in the workplace.
Contact an Experienced Louisiana Workplace Discrimination Attorney
If your employer fired you, and you think it was because of racial, gender, religious discrimination or because of other unlawful biases, I can help. I can work with you to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and I can help make sure your rights are protected. Learn more about the representation an experienced lawyer can provide by scheduling your initial consultation. I can be reached online or by calling (504) 313-4080.
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