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New Hampshire Wrongful Termination

Have you been fired for discriminatory reasons? Terminated despite having a job contract? Let go because you filed a workers' comp claim? Although New Hampshire is an at-will employment state—meaning companies can usually hire and fire workers at any time—there are certain circumstances when an employer can't let workers go. Talk to a wrongful termination lawyer if you think you've been wrongfully dismissed from a job.

Are You a Victim of Wrongful Termination?

There are several situations when a company cannot legally terminate employees, and if a worker is terminated under these circumstances, it's known as a wrongful termination. Under federal and New Hampshire law, an employer cannot terminate an employee:

  • For discriminatory reasons.
  • Who has a written or implied job contact.
  • Who is a union member covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
  • For exercising a right that's permitted by law, such as reporting for jury duty or filing a workers' compensation claim.
  • To avoid paying money to the employee (for example, if the employee is soon to be owed a sizeable bonus)

How you respond to wrongful termination will depend on the specific circumstances of your termination. A wrongful termination lawyer can tell you how to proceed.

For example, if you are the victim of discrimination, you and your wrongful termination lawyer will need to file a complaint of discrimination with the New Hampshire Commission for Human Relations or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Workers who are terminated in violation of an employment contract, on the other hand, will probably file a breach of contract lawsuit against the company in New Hampshire civil court.

Find & Hire Local New Hampshire Wrongful Termination Attorneys

For help locating wrongful termination lawyers and employment attorneys in New Hampshire, call at 877-913-7222 or complete the form on this page. Our free lawyer referral service can quickly connect you with attorneys in Manchester, Nashua, Concord and elsewhere in the state.