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Vermont Wrongful Termination

In Vermont, most jobs are "at will," meaning an employer can terminate a worker for almost any reason and with no advance warning. But there are certain circumstances when it's unlawful to lay off or fire an employee. If you think you've been wrongfully dismissed from your job, talk to a wrongful termination attorney today. Your lawyer can assess your situation and help you take legal action if you have been wrongfully discharged from your job.

Examples of Wrongful Termination

You may be a victim of a wrongful termination if:

  • You are a union member who is covered by a collective bargaining agreement
  • You have a written or implied employment contract
  • You are a victim of job discrimination
  • You were terminated in retaliation for filing a discrimination complaint or workers' compensation claim, or for taking time off for jury duty
  • You were terminated shortly before you were to be paid a large commission or before you would have been owed retirement payments

Different types of wrongful terminations have different legal responses. For example, if you were terminated in violation of a job contract, then your wrongful termination lawyer may first attempt to negotiate a settlement with your former employer and, if unsuccessful, will probably file a breach of contract lawsuit against the company in Vermont civil court. If you were filed for discriminatory reasons, on the other hand, you and your attorney will want to file a discrimination complaint with:

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