"Wrongful Termination" in New York

The term “wrongful termination” is a term which is used in different contexts. The term “wrongful termination” is often used by former employees when they believe that they had their employment terminated for an unlawful reason even though the State in which they work does not recognized a legal claim for “wrongful termination.” Contrariwise, the term “wrongful termination” in some states is a statutory cause of action which can be asserted against a former employer because of a discharge made for an unlawful reasons.

New York State law does not recognize a legal claim for “wrongful termination.” But where an individual or business confronts a former employee’s claim of “wrongful termination”, it is important to determine whether the “wrongful termination” was actually a termination for an unlawful reason such as:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability

At The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC, our New York wrongful termination lawyers represent national businesses, management, executives, and professionals in matters regarding hiring, retention, and termination where a wrongful termination claim is made. Our attorneys regularly counsel businesses, along with their management and executives, on the best practices for hiring, promotion, and termination, counseling them on ways to avoid a wrongful termination claim. We also assist in creating company policy and employee handbooks, which address the employee at will relationship and all types of other pertinent employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, and rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Wrongful termination litigation outside of New York

A New York wrongful termination attorney at The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC can also assist clients in wrongful termination lawsuits outside of New York, including:

In addition to discrimination, it is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee for the following reasons:

  • Refusing to break a law
  • Retaliation
  • Leave under the FMLA
  • In violation of an employment contract
  • Whistleblowing

Wrongful termination is a serious matter, requiring the attention of serious lawyers. The attorneys at The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC are highly experienced trial attorneys with the skill, knowledge, and successful results needed to help businesses and executives through all their legal needs. Our lawyers prepare for the possibility of litigation from the outset, enabling us to develop an effective strategy and present a strong case. With over a hundred litigated cases, our attorneys have the collective skill and experience to help you resolve your employment issue. Our New York employment attorneys are also experienced in arbitration.  We will not hesitate to pursue a resolution through arbitration when it is in the best interest of our client.

Seek the experience of skilled wrongful termination lawyers

Whether an individual or business, if you are involved in a wrongful termination case, seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer. To speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC today at 212-486-7005 or complete our contact form.

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