At Ury & Moskow, we are committed to upholding the rights of individuals under state and federal employment laws. Our trial attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in cases involving employment discrimination and wrongful termination. Our attorneys serve clients in Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Danbury, Waterbury and all of Westchester County, Connecticut, New York, and Washington, DC, from offices in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Washington, DC.
Wrongful termination: your rights as an employee
An employee has a right to compensation for wrongful termination if the employee was laid off or fired for illegal reasons. Common wrongful termination claims involve employment discrimination (as defined by state or federal law), sexual harassment, retaliation for filing a complaint or workers compensation claim against the employer, a violation of an oral or written employment agreement, and violations of collective bargaining laws.
Not every termination without cause or unfair termination is illegal. Our lawyers know when a lawyer is needed and when one is not. Once we determine that a client has a claim for wrongful termination, we develop a compelling demonstration of how the employer violated the law and what relief our client deserves. Often we are able to resolve a claim to our client’s satisfaction through mediation or arbitration without the stress of a long and expensive trial. However our attorneys are fully prepared to handle a state or federal trial and appeal when it is in our client’s best interests. We are often able to handle these types of cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you will only owe an attorneys’ fee if and when we recover for you.
If you feel you are being terminated for an illegal reason, it is important to begin to assemble information regarding your employment and your termination immediately. If you are a potential client, please feel free to contact our offices and arrange a free consultation with an employment law attorney.