In the workplace, it can sometimes feel as though employees don’t have much bargaining power. When it comes to choosing who has to stay late and who has to suffer through the most menial tasks, it’s typically a manager who is in charge of the decision. Sometimes, the seemingly large gap in leverage may result in employers attempting to take advantage of employees and even terminating them unfairly. If you think you’ve been the victim of an unfair termination, it’s important to contact a McKinney business attorney who is well-versed in employment law as quickly as possible. The attorneys at Lucé Law, PC have the experience, knowledge, and skills to advocate for you, so you can earn the compensation you deserve if you’ve been wrongfully dismissed.
In many cases, it can be difficult to ascertain whether a termination is wrongful or not. When an employee is dismissed, emotions tend to run high, which can cause conflicts and hard feelings. Even in these cases, an employer may be justified in firing you even if you don’t care for the reason.
But there are cases in which termination is unfair and in which you can recover through the legal system. Your strongest position in a case of wrongful termination is if you have an employment contract or written agreement. A firing not based on any permissible reason in the contract or agreement represents a breach of the agreement on the part of your employer. If you have complied with your obligations under the contract, you may be able to pursue a case for unfair termination.
You don’t need a written contract or formal agreement in all cases, though. In some cases, you will have an expectation of continued employment based on an employer’s words or actions. This is referred to as an implied promise, and may give rise to a suit for wrongful termination.
Cases involving termination that is unfair are very fact-specific, so no two cases are alike. For a consultation about your case and more information on this type of litigation, contact the attorneys at Lucé Law, PC at (972) 632-1300.