Wrongful Termination Attorneys
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for illegal reasons of if company policies or a contract between the employer and the employee are violated. Michigan is an “at-will” employment state, which means that an employer doesn’t need a reason to fire a worker. However, there are still many reasons or conditions which can constitute the wrongful and illegal termination of an employee, such as:
*Firing based on a discriminatory reason such as a worker’s race, nationality, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, height or weight.
*Firing due to pressure, influence or interference from another person or company.
*Firing because a worker exercised a legal right, such as appearing for jury duty, filing for workers compensation due to a work-related injury or refusing to violate other laws in the course of his or employment.
*Firing in violation of existing labor laws, employment contracts/conditions or collective bargaining agreements which provide an expectation that the employee will not be terminated without just cause.
*Firing because an employee “blew the whistle” and reported illegal conduct to a government agency or body.
Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers has successfully represented hundreds of individuals who have been wrongfully or illegally terminated and handle these kinds of cases on a regular basis. We’ve helped them obtain full recovery, including financial compensation for economic and emotional losses.