Colorado, like almost every state, is an at-will employment state. However, every at-will state has numerous exceptions to the at-will rule, and when an employee is fired for one of these exceptions, his or her discharge could constitute wrongful termination. In basic terms, wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for reasons that go against public policy.
The experienced employment attorneys at HKM will stand up and fight for employees who have been terminated for wrongful reasons. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, call our office today to seek representation from a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney who can get you the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful termination claims may arise out of several different sets of circumstances, including:
- An employee was fired due to discrimination based on gender, age, race, religion, national origin, pregnancy, disability or sexual orientation.
- The employee was subjected to sexual harassment.
- An employee was fired in retaliation for whistleblowing, reporting illegal or unethical behavior within the company, or for filing a claim for worker’s compensation or taking FMLA leave.
- An employee was discharged for refusing to break a law or opposes illegal practices in the company or for exercising a legal right or obligation.
Colorado Employment Lawyer – Protecting Your Rights
All of the above situations are exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine in Colorado. If you have been the victim of any of these wrongful termination scenarios, an experienced employment law attorney in Colorado can help you recover in court. Additionally, if you are an employer and believe there has been a false or unfounded wrongful termination claim filed against, our attorneys will fight for just results in your favor.
We have a team of aggressive and dedicated attorneys who have been named SuperLawyers and Rising Stars and who will work diligently to get results in your favor. If you have any type of wrongful termination case, do not hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible.
If you need legal representation for a wrongful termination claim, contact a Colorado wrongful termination attorney from the firm today.