Wrongful Termination

Whistleblower Rights & Damages

Did you know that in New York you can receive compensation for being wrongfully terminated? You may have been unaware that the laws regarding wrongful termination in New York are strict. As a victim, you have the right to seek restitution for the loss you have suffered as a result of the employer’s wrongful act. To recover this money, you must file a lawsuit, Laid Off Wrongly lawsuit, or a wrongful discharge complaint with the Employment Department. To receive the monetary compensation, you will need to file these complaints with the county of New York.

 

According to the federal government,

“puzzles of anxiety can be very debilitating to employees and their families”. New York State has implemented special regulations to protect against and stop employers from engaging in activities that are considered unlawful discrimination. Although New York is an at-will employment state, prospective employers can not fire employees for reasons only accepted by the employer. If your employment has been terminated unfairly by your employer, then you can be eligible to receive monetary compensation for perceived discrimination. If you have been subjected to discrimination based on race, age, gender, religion, national origin, or any other employment qualification, you may also be eligible to recover punitive damages.

 

Some common types of employment discrimination

in New York include age discrimination, sexual orientation, discrimination due to a disability, pregnancy, maternity or other childbirth-related discrimination, any disciplinary action taken against an employee because of race, age, gender, national origin, or any other disability, retaliation, or other discriminatory actions. Some states do not recognize all of these protected areas, so it is important to check with your state law to find out what you may qualify for. Even if you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination in New York, you have the right to file a lawsuit for wages lost, medical expenses, or other losses. In many cases, your employer will be aware that you have these rights, but they may choose to fight for you in court. For this reason, you should consult with an experienced employment lawyer before deciding to pursue a case. An attorney will know which types of cases will yield the best results and which will most likely not.

 

In addition to seeking compensatory

and punitive damages, your legal options could include filing a claim for wrongful termination. In New York, employers are required to take measures to prevent their employees from engaging in activities that could adversely affect their employment status. For instance, if you are terminated for submitting false information during an employment interview, or for complaining about inappropriate behavior, then your employer may be liable for retaliation. In New York, employees who believe that they have been fired due to valid, enforceable complaints of discrimination are allowed to file a wrongful termination claim. This is referred to as a Title VII case.

 

Punitive damages

can also be sought in an attempt to deter would-be wrongdoers. As an example, if you are wrongly terminated for trying to unionize, or for telling a supervisor that another employee was owed back pay because he took a day off without notice, then you might be able to receive back pay for the time you were away from work. Similarly, compensatory damages can also be sought if you are wrongfully terminated for filing a complaint about discrimination, sexual harassment, or abuse. In both these situations, the court is likely to award you compensatory and punitive damages. For your employer to be sufficiently able to show that they have a legitimate reason for terminating you, they must be able to point to some type of concrete reason for it. Whether or not you receive any damages in this situation will depend on several factors including the amount of stress you endured, the amount of time you were away from work, and the actual words used by the employee during the process of deciding to terminate you.

 

Whistleblowing often hurts

an individual’s overall career, but in some circumstances, it can be extremely beneficial. If you feel that you have been wrongly terminated, or if you feel that your rights were violated during the time you worked for the company, you may wish to consult with an attorney experienced in cases like yours. An attorney can provide you with the advice and representation you need to fight your corner in court and receive the monetary compensation you deserve.

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