ARIZONA WRONGFUL TERMINATION
EMPLOYMENT LAWYER IN PHOENIX
In Arizona, employment is generally “at will” which means that employers generally have broad discretion in terminating an employee, with or without cause. However, there are many public policies and laws that still make some terminations unlawful. Wrongful termination takes place when someone is fired (forced to quit or dismissed) from their job in violation of laws r public policy or in violation of an employment agreement. When an employee has become the victim of improper and wrongful termination, they may be entitled to receive past and future lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, possible contractual damages or severance, and other damages.
At Enara Law, our experienced employment and labor lawyers work with victims who have been improperly and wrongfully terminated to help them obtain justice and compensation, holding their former employer accountable and making it easier to find a new job.
EXCEPTIONS TO EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL RULE
While Arizona, like many states operates under “at-will” employment rules, there are many specific exceptions including:
- Termination for discriminatory reasons (Workplace Discrimination) such as gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, pregnancy, or other class protected by law
- Termination in retaliation for complaining of Workplace Harassment or discrimination
- Termination for whistleblowing about workplace conditions including health, safety or other workplace violations
- Termination in violation or breach of an Employment Agreement or contract
The experienced employment attorneys at Enara Law can help you analyze your situation and hold your employer accountable for wrongfully taking improper action against you.
CONSTRUCTIVE DISCHARGE AND TERMINATION:
BEING FORCED TO QUIT
While being actually fired is the most commonly thought of means of termination, an employee can be subjected to circumstances that were so terrible that it forced them to quit. In such situations Arizona recognizes constructive termination or constructive discharge. Arizona law recognizes claims for constructive discharge, in situations where the employment conditions were so difficult, intolerable or unpleasant, that it essentially forced an employee out of the company, and to quit. Some common examples of constructive discharge include harassment, discriminatory acts or comments, and unbearable work conditions.
OPTIONS FOR WRONGFULLY TERMINATED
EMPLOYEES IN ARIZONA
When an employee becomes the victim of wrongful termination, there are many options on how to move forward. One is to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the state governmental agency equivalent. In Arizona, that would be the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona state Attorney General.
Victims can also pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit against their former employer. The experienced employment and labor lawyers at Enara Law can work with you to evaluate your situation and assess whether a wrongful termination suit is a good course of action, by assessing numerous factors including:
- Tenure with the company (how long the victim worked with the company)
- Performance during employment (looking at history of evaluations, promotions, raises, bonuses, etc.)
- Company policies about termination and disciplinary process and procedure
- Employer’s inclusivity and workplace culture
HOW MUCH DOES A WRONGFUL TERMINATION
EMPLOYMENT LAWYER IN ARIZONA COST?
At Enara Law, we understand that if you’re looking for a wrongful termination employment attorney, you’re in a situation where your employer has done you wrong and fired you for doing nothing wrong. And with that in mind- our employment lawyers work with you to aggressively represent you, so that you can get back to focusing on finding your next job and move past the wrongdoings that your employer has forced you to become victim to.
That’s why we have designed our law firm around victims- and making the process as simple as possible, so you can focus on your health and recovery. The Enara pledge of Bringing Legal to Light™ is all about transparency and simplicity. We handle all our employment cases on a contingency fee or flat-fee basis, meaning there are no hidden fees and you’ll know what costs are involved with your case before we ever begin.
WRONGFUL TERMINATION EMPLOYMENT LAWYER IN ARIZONA - FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATIONS
The experienced employment lawyers at Enara Law are here to guide you and aggressively represent your when your employer has improperly fired you, to get you compensation that you deserve in holding that employer accountable.