Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) And Wrongful Termination

The implementation of health care regulations spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, has been delayed multiple times to give businesses an opportunity to prepare for their new obligations. In January 2015, however, many small businesses will be forced to comply with ACA, and some might even take unjust action against employees as a result.

Experienced Legal Representation For Unjust Job Loss

At Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., we have worked with individuals throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia, in wrongful termination cases. We know how employers will try to justify firing an employee who was clearly terminated for illegal reasons.

We help workers who have suffered a job loss because of an employer's concerns about health care costs it may incur as a result of Obamacare regulations.

Developing A Case For Compensation

Wrongful termination claims require substantial evidence of an employee's performance evaluations and work attendance, as well as the manner in which an employer handles the firing process for other employees. These are complex cases, so make sure you discuss your case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

We can help you if:

  • You've been fired as a result of Obamacare
  • Your company "rightsized", "reorganized" or "realigned" in advance of Obamacare
  • You lost your job because your company reduced its workforce to below 50 employees
  • Your hours have been cut as a result of Obamacare
  • Your hours have been reduced to under 30 per week as a result of Obamacare
  • You are capped at working no more than 30 hours per week as a result of Obamacare
  • Your hours have been modified so that you are now considered part time as a result of Obamacare
  • You've been subjected to retaliation for having applied for subsidies available under Obamacare or complained about your company's noncompliance
  • Your hours have been cut because you received a subsidy to purchase insurance via a public health care exchange
  • Your company's plan imposed pre-existing condition exclusions or limits on essential health benefits

You may be entitled to recover damages, back pay, reinstatement of coverage and attorney's fees, but you need experienced representation to be effective.

Call the attorneys at Alan Lescht and Associates, P.C., for a free phone consultation at 202-536-3315 to assess whether you have a case. If you do, we will consider taking your case on a contingency basis — which means we don't get paid a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.