Your Trusted Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Rochester, NY
As an experienced Rochester employment lawyer, my focus is on helping victims of wrongful termination seek justice. I believe that every employee deserves to be treated fairly and with respect by their employer, and when this doesn’t happen, I’m here to help. Wrongful termination can be a devastating experience, and it’s important to know that you have legal options available to you.
My legal practice is dedicated to protecting your rights as an employee and helping you recover damages such as back pay, front pay, job reinstatement, emotional distress, and other remedies. If you’ve been wrongfully terminated, don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.
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Important Things You Should Know regarding wrongful termination
Wrongful Termination Questions & Answers
In New York, wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for reasons that violate federal, state, or local laws. Examples of illegal reasons for termination include discrimination based on race, gender, age, disability, or other protected characteristics, retaliation for reporting illegal activities, and breach of an employment contract.
In a wrongful termination case in New York, an employee may be entitled to recover damages such as lost wages, back pay, front pay, and compensation for emotional distress or other damages caused by the termination. Additionally, the employee may be entitled to reinstatement to their former position, or to a comparable position.
Yes, in New York, employees are generally considered to be at-will employees, which means that they can be fired without cause or notice, as long as the reason for termination is not illegal, such as discrimination or retaliation. However, even in cases where an employee is an at-will employee, there may be certain exceptions to this rule, such as cases where the employer has made promises of job security or where there is an implied contract that restricts the employer’s ability to terminate the employee without cause. Additionally, collective bargaining agreements or employment contracts may also provide additional protections against termination without cause. It’s important to consult with an experienced employment lawyer to understand your rights as an employee in New York.
In New York, an employer is generally required to pay an employee all wages owed, including any accrued but unused vacation time, on or before the next regular payday following the termination of employment. If the employee was terminated for cause, the employer may have up to six days to make the final payment. If the employer fails to pay the employee in a timely manner, the employee may have legal recourse to recover the unpaid wages. It’s important to consult with an experienced employment lawyer if you believe that your employer has failed to pay you the wages owed to you after termination.
In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful termination lawsuit is generally three years from the date of termination. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as cases involving discrimination or retaliation, which may have shorter deadlines. It’s important to consult with an experienced employment lawyer to understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case.