By Your Side After You Have Been Illegally Fired
As a responsible employee, you work hard to exceed your supervisor’s expectations from the minute you arrive at work until your shift ends. In Virginia, however, your employer can terminate your position in spite of your impressive work record.
Because Virginia is an at-will state, business owners in the private sector are permitted to fire their employees at any time without providing a reason for the termination. While state and federal employment laws protect employers from lawsuits for a legal discharge, as an employee, you have legal protections as well.
If you believe that you have been fired illegally, our employment law attorneys at Tesler & Werblood are qualified and ready to defend your claim. Contact us for help.
Do You Have A Valid Wrongful Termination Claim?
Virginia employment laws prohibit private employers from firing employees when an employer terminates a position:
- In retaliation after an employee acts to protect his or her legal rights by applying for workers’ compensation benefits, requesting military leave or engaging in other protected acts
- For discriminatory reasons, including sex, race or age discrimination
- In a manner that violates the terms of the employment contract
The standard for establishing a wrongful termination claim is high, and it is difficult to navigate the legal system without experience. Our firm has over four decades of legal experience representing wronged employees in courtrooms throughout Northern Virginia. We have successfully advocated for employees in a range of industries and are committed to using our extensive knowledge to defend your interests.
When you consult with us at our Falls Church office, we will listen to your story and review your claim. If we determine that you have grounds to file a wrongful termination lawsuit, we will guide you through the legal process to ensure that you take the steps necessary to safeguard your case.
We can also help you file for unemployment benefits or negotiate a fair severance agreement.
We Want To Help You Find Solutions. Contact Our Firm.
We know that your employment concerns are urgent and will act promptly to find a fair resolution to your case. Reach a skilled lawyer by calling us at 703-534-9300.