Arizona Wrongful Termination
Do you think you've been unfairly terminated from your job? Arizona is an at-will employment state, which means your employer can, in most instances, let you go for good reasons, bad reasons or no reason at all. (Similarly, as an at-will employee, you are free to quit your job at any time.) However, your company can't let you go for illegal reasons, nor can it violate a union or employment contract when ending your employment. If you think you've been wrongfully terminated from your job, talk to an employment attorney or wrongful termination lawyer today.
When Is a Termination Illegal?
Wrongful termination is the phrase used to describe a situation where an employer fires or lays off an employee in violation of an existing agreement or in violation of the law.
An employee may be wrongfully terminated if:
- The employer and employee have a written employment agreement that details when and how their working relationship can come to an end
- If the employee is a member of a union that has a contract with the employer
- If the employee has an implied employment contract
- The employer has terminated the employee for reasons that violate federal or Arizona employment discrimination laws
- The employer has terminated the employee for refusing to violate public policy (for example, refusing to do something that breaks the law, reporting violations of the law to authorities or filing a workers' compensation claim with the Industrial Commission of Arizona)
If you think you've been wrongfully terminated, contact a wrongful termination lawyer or employment discrimination attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may be able to sue your employer or file a legal claim. If successful, you may be entitled to compensation or job reinstatement.
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