If an employer has wrongfully terminated you, you can find recourse in Virginia courts. An experienced wrongful termination attorney in Arlington, Virginia can provide legal advice and services you need to navigate the complex world of employment law.
Virginia is an at-will employment state. At-will means that employers can fire employees with or without cause, in most cases. However, there are also laws that protect employees against unlawful termination.
Most employers think that at-will employment means they can terminate employees at any time and without any reason. This is incorrect. Sometimes, firing an employee can amount to wrongful termination, which is prosecutable under the law
If you are an employee who has been illegally fired, you can seek justice from the employer in Virginia courts. The courts can direct the employer to compensate you for lost wages and other damages. HKM Employment Attorneys LLP has four decades of experience in wrongful termination cases. Our law firm works with clients from all over Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax County, McLean, Falls Church, and greater Washington, D.C.
Do You Have a Wrongful Termination Case?
In Virginia, you may have a strong wrongful termination case if any of the following apply to your situation:
- The employer terminated your employment as a retaliatory measure for participating in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proceedings, filing an EEOC charge for discrimination, or reporting a discriminatory practice.
- You lost your job because of unfair discrimination based on your nationality, religion, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, or disability (as governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act).
- You were forced to quit employment because you were harassed or treated in a manner that created a hostile environment
- You were terminated contrary to the rules in the employee handbook
If any of the above situations apply to your case, you can sue the employer for wrongful termination. An experienced wrongful termination lawyer will help to build a strong case and ensure you get reasonable workers compensation.
Should You Hire a Wrongful Termination Attorney?
If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed from work, you should seek advice from an experienced attorney. The lawyer will look at employment law and various federal and state statutes to determine whether the employer has a case to answer.
If you think an employer dismissed you because of your sexual orientation, race, gender, disability, or age, then you likely have a wrongful termination case.
You can also get justice from the courts if you have been wrongfully terminated for participating in legal union or labor activities. Such cases can be challenging especially when they become an employer’s word against yours. You will need a skillful employment law attorney to uncover the motivation for the termination to ensure you get justice. Contact the law offices at HKM Employment Attorneys and get legal advice from our employment lawyers.