Standing Up for Individuals Who have been Wrongfully Terminated in the St. Louis Area and Throughout Missouri and Illinois
Unless you have an employment contract that states otherwise, your employment relationship in Missouri or Illinois is likely considered to be “at will.” At-will employment means that you have the right to end the employment relationship at any time for any reason – and so does your employer. Technically, your employer may fire you without any specific cause and in the absences of misconduct on your part. However, there are certain reasons for termination that are in violation of federal and state employment laws.
Your employer may not fire you for an illegal reason or for a reason that violates public policy. Though it can be difficult to identify when your termination may have been wrongful, an experienced St. Louis wrongful termination lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise you of your rights. If you were wrongfully terminated, the legal team at Kilo Flynn can help you seek lost wages and other damages for your wrongful termination.
Was Your Termination Illegal?
There are several different situations that may constitute wrongful termination, some of which include:
- Discrimination – Under Title VII and similar employment laws, you may not be terminated based on your race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age (over 40), disability, genetic information, or other factors set out in state laws.
- Retaliation – Your employer may not fire you because you complained of discrimination or harassment, wage and hour violations, or for reporting any other unlawful workplace conditions.
- Whistleblowing – The law prohibits termination for reporting unlawful practices of your employer to the authorities or for cooperating in an investigation of your employer.
- Engaging in lawful activity – An employer cannot fire someone for taking qualified family and medical leave, participating in required jury duty, or otherwise exercising their lawful rights.
- Refusing to engage in illegal activity – If your employer requests that you act illegally and you refuse, the law protects you from termination.
The best way to identify whether your termination was wrongful is to seek the opinion of a knowledgeable wrongful termination lawyer who understands the laws in your state.
Proving Your Wrongful Termination Claim
Most employers will fight against wrongful termination allegations by providing a pretextual reason for your termination. In order to combat such pretextual claims, you may have to skillfully present circumstantial evidence to support the assertion that you were, in reality, wrongfully terminated. Our lawyers at Kilo Flynn understand how to successfully take on employers so that you can receive the full amount of compensation you deserve for lost pay, emotional distress, and related losses.
Consult With Our Missouri and Illinois Wrongful Termination Lawyers Today
The highly experienced legal team at the law office of Kilo Flynn are committed to standing up for the rights of wrongfully terminated employees. If you believe you may have been wrongfully fired from your job, please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation.
We assist clients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and in the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford, and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe. Call today at 314-647-8910 to discuss your situation today.