“At-Will” employment means that unless you have an employment contract outlining the terms and length of your employment, you may leave your job when you please. On the other hand, it also means that your employer may terminate you with or without cause, for any reason or no reason at all. However, under certain circumstances, such as the ones listed below, your employer may not be able to legally terminate you:
- If you are pregnant or suffering from a pregnancy-related medical condition
- If your employer discriminated against you for a protected reason under either the Kentucky or Federal Civil Rights Act
- If you requested medical leave
- If you requested an accommodation for an injury or disability
- If you filed a workers’ compensation claim
- If you refused to violate the law in the course of employment
- If you complained about discrimination or harassment
- If you reported illegal activities in the workplace
Your employer may count on you not realizing that these, and perhaps other circumstances, are illegal reasons to terminate someone. If you suspect for any reason that your firing did not fall under the category of a “legal” termination, then it may be a good idea to consult with one of the attorneys at Kentucky Employment Lawyers.
After reviewing the circumstance surrounding your termination, an attorney can give you an honest assessment regarding whether your employer violated the law in your firing. If it appears that is the case, then we can help you with the next steps, which may include filing a lawsuit.
There’s No Need To Go Through This Alone
Your employer must follow the law just like everyone else. You may hesitate to take any action against your employer because you don’t feel as though you can on your own. Fortunately, you don’t have to.
Our compassion and years of combined experience working with people just like you here in Kentucky can guide you through the process of pursuing the compensation you deserve from your employer. The first step may be to schedule a free initial consultation with our office here in Louisville by either calling 502-791-9296 or by contacting us online.