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Alan Lescht and Associates successfully represents state and local government employees in wrongful termination cases in Washington, DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.
Wrongful termination is an illegal firing. In many wrongful termination cases, the firing is illegal because it violates a specific law. For example, firing an employee because of color, national origin, race, religion, or sex violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It is also illegal for the government to retaliate by firing you because you complained about your supervisor’s unlawful conduct. If that happens, you may have a claim for wrongful termination.
Employees may be able to sue for wrongful termination in other situations, too. Termination may also be wrongful if it violates a specific public policy. For example, there are laws that give employees the right to file claims for worker’s compensation benefits. An employee could bring a claim for wrongful termination if her employer fires her because she filed a claim for worker’s compensation.
Your rights depend on the specific circumstances in your case. For example, if you were fired because of your race, you may be able to challenge the wrongful termination by filing a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or a similar state or local agency, like the DC Office of Human Rights. In other cases, you may be able to file a lawsuit in federal or state court. Alan Lescht and Associates can determine whether you have a claim for wrongful termination and what you can do to seek justice.
If you are a victim of wrongful termination or were fired without just cause, we can help. Our attorneys will evaluate your case, explain your options, and develop a strategy to assert your rights. Alan Lescht and Associates represents state and local government employees in the following wrongful termination matters:
Send us an email or call us at (202) 463-6036 to speak with an experienced employment attorney. Alan Lescht and Associates offers strategic and results-driven legal services to state and local government employees in Washington, DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.