When someone works hard, day in and day out, the last thing they expect is to suddenly find their position has been terminated without warning. Unfortunately, this is far from uncommon here in Virginia. That said, if you believe that you were recently fired for no reason, you are most likely wondering whether any legal recourse is available. Please continue reading and speak with our Midlothian employment attorney to learn more about wrongful termination cases in Virginia and how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I sue my employer if I was fired for no reason in Virginia?
The first thing you should understand is that Virginia is an “employment-at-will” state. This essentially means that employers in Virginia are allowed to hire, or fire, employees essentially at any time, and for any reason (or no reason at all). Therefore, if your employer simply told you that he or she was going to terminate your position at your company, you may not have a wrongful termination case.
However, if you can prove that your employer fired you due to discriminatory reasons, such as because of your race or gender, you may have a wrongful termination claim. Both state and federal law prohibits employers from firing, or otherwise discriminating against employees based on certain protected classes. National origin, age, disabilities, and religious beliefs are all additional examples of protected classes.
What should I do if I was unfairly fired?
If you believe that you were unfairly fired from your position, you should request a written statement from your employer regarding the reason he or she terminated your position. If the reasoning given by your employer doesn’t make sense, or you believe the reasoning is evidence of discrimination, you should speak with a competent Chesterfield County wrongful termination attorney as soon as you can. Our firm can assess your case and determine the best strategy going forward. We help workers who are wrongfully terminated seek the justice they deserve, and we are here to do the same for you. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
CONTACT OUR VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. 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.