Many employment relationships in Nevada are “at-will,” which means your employer can terminate you for any reason or no particular reason at all. However, your employer is never allowed to terminate you for a reason that is unlawful. When this occurs, you may have a legal action for wrongful termination.
Cases alleging wrongful termination can be complex and difficult to prove in some situations. However, with an experienced team of employment lawyers on your side, you can seek the legal remedies you deserve for the wrongful acts of your employer. If you would like to discuss a possible case, please call the Las Vegas office of HKM Employment Attorneys today.
Were You Wrongfully Terminated Due to Discrimination?
Wrongful termination can occur for many reasons, though one of the most common is discrimination that violates federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Several laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Nevada state employment laws prohibit any type of workplace discrimination based on the following factors:
- National origin;
- Sexual orientation;
- Gender identity;
- Gender expression;
- Veteran status.
While unlawful discrimination can happen at any point in the employment relationship, perhaps one of the most egregious types of discrimination occurs when an employer fires an employee based on one of the above factors. If you believe your termination was rooted in discrimination, you should discuss your case with our office as soon as possible.
Termination Due to a Hostile Work Environment
Another common form of unlawful discrimination is harassment that creates a hostile work environment. In some instances, a work environment can become so hostile, offensive, or intimidating that the victim of the harassment is forced to leave their job. This can also be considered to be wrongful termination under the law. In this type of case, you will have to prove that you were constructively discharged, meaning you had no other choice but to leave your job.
Whether your wrongful termination occurred by your employer firing you or by constructive discharge, the law provides rights to victims of such discrimination. You can seek legal recourse including compensation for lost wages and emotional distress, as well as reinstatement in some situations.
Our Experienced Las Vegas Employment Lawyers Will Protect Your Rights
You have the right under the law to be free from any type of unlawful discrimination in your place of work – and certainly the right to not lose your job because of your employer’s bias. Being wrongfully terminated can be traumatic and it is natural to be unsure of what will happen next. It is important to know that the dedicated legal team at HKM Employment Attorneys in Las Vegas is on your side. We will evaluate your case to determine whether you have a valid wrongful termination claim and will represent your rights throughout the entire legal process until you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today to discuss your case by using our online form or calling 702-625-3893.