Wrongful Termination



We’ve helped employees just like you recover millions in damages. We can help you too!

Do you think that you might have been a victim of wrongful termination? El-Hag & Associates, P.C can help you. We are Westchester New York labor and employment wrongful termination lawyers. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of workplace wrongful termination and discrimination. We have brought discrimination lawsuits arising out of wrongful termination cases against small businesses and major multinational corporations and have achieved excellent results for our clients.

New York employees wrongfully terminated from their job may be entitled to certain benefits. These benefits can include unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, and possibly other forms of compensation. You should speak with our labor and employment lawyers as soon as possible. We can advise you of your rights and help you pursue any available compensation.

If you think you might be a victim of workplace disability discrimination, breach of contract, or retaliation please call us today for a free consultation. We can quickly assess your case and let you know the options available to you.  In most cases, it is very difficult to prove wrongful termination given the wide latitude that employers in New York have worked "At -Will" employees and because there is no “smoking gun”, which is why it is best to schedule a consultation with our employment and labor law firm and go through the facts a come up with a plan.


Wrongful discharge or wrongful termination includes firing an employee for discriminatory purposes, violation of labor state and federal laws, a breach of contract, a violation of whistleblower cases, retaliation, or terminating someone's employment to harass them.

Termination because of discrimination: Your employer cannot fire you because of any personal characteristic protected by law. In New York, these include, among others, sex, religion, gender, race, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, military, state, citizenship status, marital status, or disability. Contact us to find out if the reason for your termination violated a protected status.


  • Termination for non-working off-duty conduct: Off-duty behavior cannot result in your being fired from your job in New York.

  • Breach of Contract Termination from work

  • Discriminatorily based wrongful termination

  • Termination based upon marital status

  • Whistle-blowing or Retaliation

  • To avoid paying benefits that others receive doing the same job

  • For reporting an unsafe work enviornment

What Is Not Wrongful Termination or Harassment

At El-Hag & Associates, P.C we receive calls every day from people who believe that they have lost their job for unfair reasons, or because the workplace is not fair. This is not wrongful termination or wrongful discharge by itself. To learn if the treatment on your job is due to fairness in the workplace contact the employment and labor law firm of El-Hag & Associates.

Wrongful Termination: Often wrongful termination occurs because of your being part of a protected class. For example, an employer can decide that he will fire any person if they come 1 minute late to work, even if it happened only 1 time. But it would be discriminatory if the employer said that he is only going to apply that policy to Hispanic employees.

Our NY Wrongful Termination Law Firm Will Fight To Get Your Money

If You Believe Your Employer Has Wrongfully Fired You We Can Help You Recover What Is Rightfully Yours
  • No upfront fees or retainers - we get paid only if YOU get paid
  • ​8 in 10 clients recover tens of thousands, and 2 in 10 can recover life changing amounts.
  • Generally takes 4 - 9 months from start to money-in-your-pocket
  • Wrongful Termination lawyers will know how to best collect evidence to prove your case and build a strong argument.
  • Our experienced wrongful termination attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome.
  • Our wrongful termination lawyers can help you file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is the federal agency that handles discrimination claims, and The New York State Division of Human Rights, Department of Labor, and other relevant agencies and bring your case to court which is unnecessary in most cases
  • You can recover money from any company you worked for in the past three years for wrongful termination
  • We’ll do all the hard work to get you your Money. You just need to give us the details. You (usually) won’t even have to show up
  • You can get your job back or front pay instead of getting your job back so you have money in your pocket while you look for another job.

How Do You Win A Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

There are several factors that you must prove to win a wrongful termination lawsuitIf you can answer yes to the following questions, you may have been a victim of wrongful termination:

1) Do you work at a company with 4 or more employees? The New York State Human Rights Law only protects employees who work for an employer with 4 or more employees. Federal Law requires that the employer employ more than 15 employees. So, the first thing to check is if you are protected by the law.

2) Did something bad happen to you at work? This is known as an “adverse employment action”. You must be able to show that something bad happened to you at work. Examples of adverse employment actions include being wrongfully terminated.

3) Are you a member of a protected class? To prove employment discrimination, you must show that you are a member of a “protected class”, for example you have a qualified disability that doesn't affect job performance

4) Were you qualified to perform the job at issue? You must be able to demonstrate that you had the right skill set to perform the job at issue despite your disability.

  • An example of being unqualified- is if you apply for a job as a lawyer, but you don’t have a law degree, you won’t be able to say that you were discriminated against if a law firm did not hire you.
  • An example of being qualified and passed over in a discriminatory situation would be if you had the same or greater abilities than others who applied for a job position. Both you and the person without a disability or personal characteristics had equal experience working in the position you were working in at the time you were fired. If the other individual was not fired but you were the company will have to be able to provide a legitimate reason that you, as a qualified individual was fired from your job.

5) Does it seem likely that  your wrongful termination was due to disability discrimination that occurred because you are a member of a protected class? This means that there is some evidence that shows that something bad happened to you at work BECAUSE of your disability or personal characteristics. There must be a believable cause-and-effect relationship between your being terminated from your job. For example, you were fired BECAUSE you have a DISABILITY.

6) Is your employer’s reason for Firing you a lie (“Pretext”)? Your employer can take any negative action in the workplace as long as there is a legitimate reason for it, and it is not retaliatory. In almost 100% of wrongful firing cases, your boss is going to have an excuse that explains why you were fired. It is your responsibility to demonstrate that your boss’s excuse is not true and that the real reason is a breach of contract, disability discrimination, whistleblower, or retaliation. For example, if you are disabled and your employer fired you because you performed your job poorly or had a bad attitude, your boss can terminate you. But if every person acts the same way and performs the job the same way as you, then your employer’s excuse that you performed poorly is most likely a lie.

Case Results and Testimonials

Case Results & Testimonials

  • James recovered $160,000 in severance pay and left work on his own terms.
  • Katrina recovered $60,000 when her employer denied her leave for her disabled child (3 years pay)!
  • Tony recovered $50,000 for losing his job after his boss made racists comments!
  • Monica recovered $25,000 in unpaid overtime because her boss incorrectly treated her as not entitled to overtime under the law as a salaried office worker.
  • Manuel recovered $45,000 as a deli worker because he worked more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay. The boss paid him off the books without paying him any overtime and we recovered an extra $10,000 in penalties.
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How We Help You Get the Compensation That You Deserve For Your Wrongful Termination Case In Just 4-9 Months



10-minute initial free wage evaluation. We give you the game plan that you can follow even if you do not want to work with us. Just fill out the form to start.


Detailed Consult

If you decide to move forward, we build your case. Give us your documents. Give us the details.

Demand Letter

We send a letter to your company. Many times we can get a settlement negotiated in the beginning without even going to court. You can get your money in as little as two months.


We file the lawsuit, we spend the money, you only have to be involved for a few hours over the course of the lawsuit. 90% of the time, we manage to settle the case, you get paid. 



Finish the lawsuit, you sign some papers and get your check.  

Don't Let Your Employer Intimidate You From Being Compensated For The Your Wrongful Termination By Threatening Or Scaring You Into Inaction

  • You can sue any company you worked for in the past three years. It does not have to be a company at which you are currently working.

  • The law protects you. The law prevents retaliation. You can collect unpaid wages and benefits, and penalties, demand your job back, and even demand front pay (money to cover you for the time it would take to find new work.

  • Attorney-Client Privilege- We CANNOT tell anyone about your case unless you ask us to. Your call is 100% confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege.

  • Attack only when you’re comfortable. We only move forward when you are ready. There is no pressure to start. You can have your wrongful termination evaluation, come up with a strategy, collect evidence, and begin when you are ready.

Why You Should Not Wait To Take Action Against Your Employer For Wrongful Termination

There Are Many Reasons You Need To Act Fast Before You Lose Your Chance To Start A Lawsuit To Recover Damages That You May Be Entitled To Against The Employer That Wrongfully Terminated You
  • The Company can go out of business.

  • You can run out of time to bring a lawsuit if you haven't already

  • The company can be sold or transferred

  • Someone else could sue and complicate your chance of collecting your wages

  • The company could file for bankruptcy

  • The owner could die

Client VideoTestimonials

Justina Peets

Justina Peets

3 months ago via Google

Jordan and his staff was so professional, and on top of my case, they updated me throughout the process the whole way through! If i ever need a lawyer again i will be calling Jordan without a second thought.

Matthew Zekanovic

Matthew Zekanovic

a year ago via Google

Jordan and his team are the best at what they do. His professionalism is nothing but superior and made the whole process easy and stress free. There wasn't a single objective that he couldn't overcome. Jordan was nothing but honest, transparent, and easy to work with. Never at one point did I feel he wasn't trustworthy. He guided me in the right direction to achieve the best possible outcome, and succeeded. I wouldn't recommend anyone else but El-Hag & Associates!



a year ago via Google

I hired Jordan to take a look at a recent employment agreement. Unlike other lawyers, it was a pleasure communicating with him. We had an initial phone call and within 2 hours he read the documents, attached notes to specific parts of it and was able to break it down for me in plain English. He has been available for follow up questions without demanding additional pay - which I appreciate. I work in the psychiatry field and have a very good sense for people and their trustworthiness. I will definitely be coming back to Jordan for any future legal advice associated with my business. I also plan to recommend him to colleagues, friends and family. A+ experience!

Jeffrey Medina

Jeffrey Medina

a year ago via Google

Very responsive and knowledgeable. Great guy who is willing to help no matter how big or small the issue or question.

Kinney Glass

Kinney Glass

2 months ago via Google

I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth effort. After the first time speaking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. Always keeping me up to date with the case. When curveballs would come my way the team would reassure me not to worry. I will recommend everyone I know to El Hag and Associates.

Why clients prefer El-Hag Law


Company lied by saying employees should not be paid for travel time because they only used the construction headquarters for commuting.


Hired a private detective to video tape the construction yard in the mornings to show that the workday began when employees arrived to work.


We secured for our client one of the largest single-person wage recoveries that the Judge had seen in his career!


Company tried to not pay our client who worked in an office overtime by claiming she was an exempt administrative employee and sales person. 


We got the business owner to lie under oath, and then showed the court the evidence of our client working at the restaurant. Subjecting the company owner to perjury charges.


Our client secured $35,000 and was able to start a restaurant of his own with his family using the settlement money.


Company tried to not pay our client who worked in an office overtime by claiming she was an exempt administrative employee and sales person. 


We threatened to bring a class action lawsuit against the company because they misclassified all the workers in the same position, and we were able to negotiate a premium settlement for our client. 


We secured our client $50,000 and she landed a new job the next week. She was able to buy a new car for commuting and put money into her retirement savings account.


“El-Hag helped me recover $100,000 in unpaid overtime because the time spent traveling was not paid”

How can I protect myself against wrongful termination in the workplace?

Unfortunately, most employees who lose their jobs believe it was wrongful because the situation just wasn’t fair. For example, when someone comes in late one or two times because the bus line was running late, and the boss fires you for these two minor infractions. But under the law, you are an at-will employee and your boss would be allowed to terminate your employment for this. The only way to give yourself the best protection is to form a union where you work, and you need to form the union before you are fired from your job, not after. You can learn more about it at El-Hag & Associates, P.C Labor Lawyers web page here:

Get Compensated for your Wrongful Termination

Awareness is the first step to stopping Wrongful Termination. If any of the job termination violations applies to you, then you should call El-Hag & Associates, PC today. The most important thing is to keep track of the information related to your wrongful termination.  Do not rely on your employer or others to do that for you.

In Westchester New York, many working men and women living in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and New Rochelle are victims of disability discrimination. That is why El-Hag & Associates, PC, is a Westchester wrongful termination law firm, focusing on labor and employment law in New York. If you find that you have been wrongfully discharged from work, contact El-Hag & Associates, PC  today and we can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Make sure you protect your rights and your livelihood.