Charlotte Attorneys Solving Wrongful Termination Disputes
Do you believe you were wrongfully terminated? Did your employer retaliate against you for blowing the whistle on unethical or illegal business practices? Is your employee suing you for wrongful termination? Regardless of what side of a wrongful termination dispute you fall on, it is important to have an experienced employment law attorney protecting your interests.
At Maloney Law & Associates, PLLC, we have extensive experience representing employees and employers in wrongful termination disputes. We take a unique approach to every case and work closely with our clients to find solutions that meet their needs.
North Carolina is an at-will employment state, meaning the employment relationship can be ended by the employer at any time, with few exceptions. Among the exceptions that would constitute wrongful termination are being fired as retaliation for pursuing a harassment or discrimination claim, or being fired for acting as a whistleblower against illegal activities.
If you are an employer, effective avoidance of a wrongful termination claim begins with having a concrete policy for dealing with employee complaints. This policy must lay out a proper procedure for employees to file complaints, as well as for employers to investigate and act on those complaints. It is important to keep all documentation relating to employee complaints in the event that you may be sued for wrongful termination.
As an employee, it is important not to resign if you think you are going to be terminated. You can only raise a wrongful termination claim if your employment is actually terminated.
What Is The Compensation?
When a wrongful termination case is won by the employee, he or she may be eligible for lost wages and benefits, future pay, attorney’s fees and possible reinstatement to the former position. In some cases, there may even be the possibility of an award for punitive damages. With experienced guidance, the negative impact on an employer’s business can be minimized.
Our skills and experience let us offer clear and effective strategies for both employees and employers in wrongful termination claims.