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.
You may have heard of the terms wrongful firing, illegal termination, or unfair dismissal and thought, “do I have a case of unlawful firing against my former employer?” Below are some factors that can be used to determine if you have been wrongfully terminated and should consider consulting a wrongful termination lawyer in New York. New York and federal laws state that you could have a case if you feel you were fired:
- Due to discrimination (age, sex, disability, religion, pregnancy, race, national origin or sexual orientation)
- For complaining to your employer about being discriminated against
- Due to being the victim of Sexual Harassment
- For whistle blowing (complaining about illegal conduct on the job)
- For working in a hostile environment
- In violation of any contract that stated your duration of employment
- For taking time off under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
So ask yourself again, “do I have a case of wrongful firing?” Many times it takes a critical review of the company policy, the events leading up to the termination, public policy, or New York employment law to decide if you have a potentially successful claim. Other statutes, such as the New York City Human Rights Law or Americans with Disabilities Act may also need to be reviewed to properly evaluate your claim. Because of the detailed nature of these laws, it is recommended to hire experienced lawyers, such as Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP to bring your case.
In order to evaluate your case of wrongful termination, the New York employment lawyers of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP offer a free initial consultation. The New York employment lawyers of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP have experience in many cases of wrongful termination and that experience encompasses representing workers who were employed in many different fields. So if you have ever questioned “do I have a case of being wrongfully terminated?” then call for a free consultation today.
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.
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.