It is common for employees to think they were fired for unfair reasons, or in other words, wrongfully terminated. Under New York labor laws, workers are hired at will, meaning they can be fired for any reason or without any reason. However, there are exceptions to this “at will” employment rule. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, you should consult with a Bronx wrongful termination lawyer to see if you have a wrongful termination case against your former employer.
Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Law
Although the labor laws in New York State and New York City provide that workers are employed at will and can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, there are certain exceptions to this law. If an employee is fired in violated of local discrimination laws or in breach of a contract, which specifies their length of employment, they can hire a Bronx wrongful termination lawyer to bring a wrongful termination claim against their former.
Under New York laws, wrongful termination can include those fired for:
- Violation of labor laws
- Sexual harassment
- In retaliation for complaining against the employer
Legal Remedies of Wrongful Termination
If your Bronx wrongful termination lawyer determines that you have a wrongful termination claim against your former employment, there are a number of forms of monetary damages you may be entitled to, including:
- Lost wages, including back pay (the amount of money you should have been paid from when you file your claim until trial), front pay (all of the pay you could have received from termination until you find a new job), and a pay differential.
- Lost benefits, which is the value of your lost benefits, such as health, life and disability insurance, and retirement plans.
- Non-monetary damages, including being reinstated to your former position or the company being forced to change their policies.
Call a Bronx Wrongful Termination Lawyer Today
The Bronx wrongful termination lawyers at the Law Offices of Delmas Costin, Jr. offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Call us at 718-618-0589.