Employment Law Attorney Serving Suffolk County, Long Island

Labor and Employment Law

Wrongful Termination

The term wrongful termination refers to the dismissal of an employee for reasons prohibited by law. However, in New York State, the term “wrongful termination” may be misleading because in New York and most other states, without a written agreement for a specific term, employment is “at will.” This means that employers can fire or terminate you for any reason or for no reason at all, unless:

(1) Your rights are protected under employment discrimination laws. Employers cannot discriminate against you on the basis of age, sex or gender, race, national origin, disability or perceived disability, pregnancy status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

(2) You have an employment contract, either written or implied, with the employer, who agreed that you cannot be fired without just cause for a specific period of time. The terms of the contract will usually determine the reasons for which you can be fired.

At the Law Offices of Thomas Horn, Mr. Horn has a comprehensive understanding of unfair firing practices, which they use to negotiate resolutions or fight for clients' interests in court. Mr. Horn has successfully represented clients on compliance and practices involving the hiring and firing of employees and has put together strong and persuasive cases that tell his clients' side of the story with an aim to protect their interests. His early involvement can help clients avoid potential lawsuits by taking measures to protect their rights at the front end.