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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.
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WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYER NY
We’ve helped employees just like you recover millions in damages. I 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.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL TERMINATION
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.
Examples Of WRONGFUL TERMINATION OR WRONGFUL DISCHARGE
- 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 envoirment
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
How Do You Win A Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?
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.
recovered $160,000 in severance pay and left work on his own terms.
recovered $60,000 when her employer denied her leave for her disabled child (3 years pay)!
recovered $50,000 for losing his job after his boss made racists comments!
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.
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.
How We Help You Get the Compensation That You Deserve For Your Wrongful Termination Case In Just 4-9 Months
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.
- 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 priviledge.
- 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.
- 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
There are many reasons why you need to act fast before you lose your chance to collect your money.
- The Company can go out of business.
- You can run out of time to bring a lawsuit
- 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
Why clients prefer El-Hag Law
Millions in unpaid wages on behalf of individual clients
Although we have litigated class action lawsuits, nothing makes us happier than handing an individual a check for tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a life-changing experience for most of our clients. That is why we focus on helping the most underserved people and take on the most challenging to win cases. We know how to win these cases and are not afraid to fight on our clients' behalf.
Experience representing employees on an individual or class action basis
Did you know that you could end up receiving less as being part of a class-action lawsuit instead of litigating your case individually? We have handled numerous cases where there are multiple clients, and we know when it would benefit our clients to be part of a class action or not. Generally, class actions benefit the lawyers more than the clients, and we will never put our interest before yours. We always keep our current clients' interests at the forefront of our decisions. Because we have experience handling class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits, we can help you make the right decision for your case.
Will take your case to trial if necessary
The truth is that most lawsuits settle. Many attorneys have no experience going to trial. However, we will. And because we will bring it to trial, we can get better settlements for our clients because other firms know we will go the distance.
Your case is handled by the same person from start to finish
How would you like it if the person who handles your trial is not the person who had all the experience of putting your case together from the beginning? Some law firms will have different people working on different parts of the case to make the firm more efficient. However, in the process, things can fall through the cracks. Not with us. One person handles your case from start to finish, so the representative is personally familiar with all people and facts.
There is an art to winning a lawsuit. How can a person know how a witness will behave at trial if they had no interaction with the witness before the trial date? It's impossible to be effective. These are the kinds of things most people do not know to ask when they are evaluating lawyers. But because we need to win your case to get paid, we make sure that your case does not fall through the cracks.
We care about you and your case
We don't nickel and dime clients for 1-minute phone calls. We put in the time to build relationships and educate our clients. We know this is a scary process for most people. Every client who has walked through our door has never been in a lawsuit before. We want to make sure you are comfortable and educated on what is going on with your case. We provide you with the right information to make educated decisions about your case. It takes time to build strong relationships, and we are happy to put in the time for you.
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.