New York Wrongful Terminations Law Firm Serving NYC, Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland
Wrongful termination refers to any non-voluntary termination for an improper reason.
In New York, these include discrimination based upon:
- Skin color
- National origin
- Sexual orientation
State and Federal laws have some protections for workers from termination in retaliation for whistle-blowing or for making legal claims against the employer. Workers may also be protected from being fired for making complaints about workplace safety, for refusing to work in unsafe conditions or for joining with other employees to improve wages or working conditions. Employees are also protected against termination by public policy issues.
The following reasons for termination would likely be deemed to violate public policy:
- Refusal to commit an illegal act on behalf of the employer, such as perjury.
- Meeting jury service obligations.
- Cooperating with law enforcement.
- Complaining about or reporting the illegal conduct of the employer.
If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, call the law firm of Neil H. Greenberg & Associates today at 1-866-546-4752 to schedule a free consultation. The firm’s team of skilled and experienced attorneys are waiting to answer your questions and to help you protect your legal rights.