Atlanta Wrongful Termination Attorney
If you believe you’ve been wrongfully terminated, you should always contact an attorney right away. They can assist you with many things, including possibly getting your job back and receiving monetary compensation that you are entitled to. At Williams Oinonen LLC, we’ve successfully handled many wrongful termination cases over the years. We know what it takes to hold an employer accountable for their illegal actions. We also know how stressful it is to lose your job, especially when it’s totally unwarranted and illegal. Contact an Atlanta wrongful termination attorney today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney
Your employer likely has lawyers on staff whose sole job is to defend them against any lawsuits. They have experience handling wrongful termination cases – significantly more experience than you do. When you hire an experienced employment lawyer, your employer will know you are serious and will understand that they can no longer take advantage of you. Your lawyer can help you obtain evidence of your wrongful termination, such as internal documents and communications, witness testimony, employment contracts, and anything else they believe is relevant to your case.
Common Examples of Wrongful Termination
Unfortunately, wrongful termination is more common than you might think. Employers sometimes don’t know that what they’re doing is unlawful, or they simply don’t care and believe they can get away with it. Some of the most common examples of wrongful termination include the following:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or prospective employees on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origin. If an employer fires you, refuses to hire you, or takes any other adverse employment action based on one of these protected characteristics, it is illegal.
If you are terminated as a result of your engagement in a protected activity, such as reporting discrimination, this is considered retaliatory, and it is unlawful. Another example of retaliation is being fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Breach of contract
Most employees in the state of Georgia are considered at-will employees, meaning they can be fired at almost any time for any lawful reason. However, if your termination would violate the terms of an employment contract you signed, you may have a wrongful termination claim. Even if there is no written contract, you may be able to file a claim based on an implied contract that is established through conversations with your employer, employee handbooks, and other company policies.
Family or medical leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees who need to take time off work due to a medical or family matter. Once an employee is ready to return to work, their employer is required to reinstate them to the same or an equivalent position.
An Atlanta Wrongful Termination Attorney Can Help You
If you’ve been terminated unlawfully, we can assist you. We will always keep you updated on the status of your case, and you’ll never have to wonder what’s going on. We have all of the resources of a larger firm, but as a boutique law firm, we have the opportunity to give all of our clients the attention they deserve. Our priority is always our clients. If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact an Atlanta wrongful termination attorney at Williams Oinonen LLC today for a consultation by filling out our online form or calling (404) 654-0288.