Kentucky is an “at will” employment state, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee at any time, for any reason or no reason at all. Most employees are considered “at will” employees, unless they have entered into a written contract with their employer dictating the length and terms of their employment. However, there are a number of exceptions to the “at will” employment doctrine.
An employer cannot terminate an employee for:
- Discriminatory reasons
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Complaining about discrimination or harassment
- Reporting illegal activities in the workplace
- Refusing to violate the law in the course of employment
- Requesting medical leave or an accommodation
- Pregnancy and related medical conditions
Call The Zoppoth Law Firm to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced employment law attorney. As an advocate for employees in the workplace, The Zoppoth Law Firm will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum recovery possible from your employer.