Wrongful Termination, Laws and Definition | Fitapelli &  Schaffer

In New York, employees can quit their job for any (or no) reason and an employer can fire a worker for any (or no) reason. Legally, the employer-employee relationship can be ended with no cause. 

Exceptions to “Employee at Will”

As with any rule, there are exceptions. Even though you may be an employee at will, you cannot be fired for an unjust reason. If you were fired because of discrimination (due to race, age, religion, gender, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, hostile work environment), sexual harassment or retaliation, you may have a case for wrongful termination.

Therefore, it is critical that each individual case be evaluated by wrongful termination (employment) lawyers. In New York, the employment lawyers of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP have experience with the specific laws of New York and can assist you in determining if you have been unlawfully terminated. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

Have you been unfairly fired and want to determine if you have a claim? Employer-employee rights may have been violated in your case, so you may have the ability to file a claim against your former employer. Especially in the cases of retaliatory firings, it is advisable to seek out wrongful termination (employment) lawyers. In New York, the lawyers of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP have experience with many types of unlawful termination and can help you determine your rights.

We Represent Employees Only

Our New York City employment lawyers focus exclusively on the representation of employees.  We have successfully litigated numerous wrongful termination cases on behalf of many employees who work or have worked in New York City or New York State against some of the biggest New York employers, resulting in multi-million dollar settlements.  The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP work tirelessly to advocate for the rights of hard working employees who have been subjected to wrongful termination and other violations of New York and federal employment laws.

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No Direct Fees

The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP do not charge or collect any fees directly from clients or prospective clients.  Our employment lawyers instead work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect a percentage of the monetary award that you receive.  Our employment lawyers also provide free consultations to help you individually address your employment situation and determine whether you may have a wrongful termination claim, or any other employment related claim.

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Conveniently Located

The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are easily accessible in the heart of the financial district in New York City at 28 Liberty Street, between William and Nassau Street. For the convenience of our clients, we are located within walking distance of the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, and Z trains. Our employment lawyers provide experienced employment law services for employees in New York City, New York State and nationwide.

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