What Is Wrongful Termination in Virginia? | What to Know

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If you believe you were wrongfully terminated in Virginia, you have options. Continue reading, and give our skilled firm a call today to discuss the details of your situation and the best course of action for you. Our Chesterfield County wrongful termination attorney is on your side.

What are my legal options if I was fired for no reason?

You will want to recognize that the state of Virginia is an “employment-at-will” state. Basically, this means that employers in Virginia are permitted to hire, or fire, employees at any time, for any reason, and even for no reason at all. Because of this, if your employer has just informed you that it has terminated your position at your company, you may not have a wrongful termination claim.

Note, however, that if you are able to show that your employer fired you as a result of unlawful reasons, including discriminatory reasons, for instance, because of your race or gender or other protected classes, you may have a valid wrongful termination claim. You will want to keep in mind that both state and federal law prohibits employers from firing, or otherwise discriminating against employees based on certain protected classes. Some examples of protected classes are national origin, age, disabilities, and religious beliefs. If you believe you were wrongfully fired as a result of any of the above discriminatory reasons, you may be allowed to seek legal action. Do not wait to give our firm a call today to examine the facts of your case with a skilled attorney.

What steps should I take if I was unfairly terminated from my place of employment?

If you feel that you were unfairly fired from your place of employment, the first step you should take is to request a written statement from your employer about the reason he or she terminated your position. You should note, however, that the employer is not mandated to provide you with a reason. If the explanation given by your employer does not make sense, or you believe the reasoning is proof of discrimination, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to speak with our wrongful termination lawyer. Our firm has the experience and knowledge required to assess your case and choose the best strategy moving ahead. Our firm has helped workers who are wrongfully terminated to seek the justice they deserve, and we are more than willing to do the same for you. We look forward to hearing from you.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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