Defend Your Rights After Wrongful Termination
When an employee feels like their employer wrongfully fired them, it can seem like there is nothing they can do about it. In fact, in the event of wrongful termination, the law is on the employee’s side and may even create grounds to file a claim against their former employer. Knowing if you were wrongfully terminated or what you can do about it can be hard, which is why you deserve the help of a skillful Indiana legal team.
At Myers Smith Wallace, we have more than three decades of experience helping clients protect their employee rights. We are not afraid of standing up against the big law firms that major companies may employ because we are committed to defending our client’s rights.
Using The Law To Your Advantage
Indiana is an “at-will” employment state, which means that an employer can legally fire an employee for no reason. While an employer does not need a cause to terminate an employee, they cannot fire them for any reason. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination (including termination) because of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. If an employer fired someone because of these classes, it would qualify as wrongful termination.
Additionally, employers cannot fire someone as a form of retaliation. As an employee, you have the right to defend your rights while reporting OHSA violations, illegal activity and other questionable behavior in the workplace without the fear of your employer retaliating by reducing your hours, denying you a raise or firing you.
No matter what the cause of your wrongful termination, we take the time to work with you and build a strong case to defend your needs. We gather as much evidence and testimony as we can to bolster your claim before getting into a situation unprepared.
Hold Employers Accountable
Your job is your livelihood, and no one should be able to take that away from you illegally. If you suspect you are the victim of wrongful termination, contact us. Call 260-264-4914 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation at our office in Fort Wayne. Even if you are not sure if you have a claim on your hands, now is always the best time to contact an attorney, so reach out to us today to begin preparing for tomorrow.