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Richmond Wrongful Termination Attorneys

Fighting Back Against Wrongful Termination

Virginia is an employment at-will state. This means that an employer may end a worker’s employment at any time, for any reason – or for no specific reason at all. This does not mean, however, that an employer may terminate an employee as retaliation against reporting harassment or workplace safety violations, or that an employer may discriminate against an employee and terminate his or her employment. Additionally, employers may not terminate employment based on medical leaves, under the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

If you were terminated and believe that you were the victim of retaliation or discrimination, a Richmond wrongful termination lawyer at LawrenceQueen can help. We have represented Virginia’s workers since 1994 and have nearly 70 years of combined legal experience in this field of law. We understand its intricacies and will fight to expose wrongful termination to protect your interests.

Call (804) 409-8689 now for a confidential consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Wrongful Termination & At-Will Employment Exceptions

The majority of employees in Virginia are employed at-will. They can leave their jobs for any reason, at any time, and their employers can terminate their employment under the same circumstances. Generally speaking, employees cannot take legal action against their employers for terminating their employment. There are exceptions, however.

An at-will employee may be able to file suit for wrongful termination based on:

  • Discrimination (gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.)
  • Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment or discrimination
  • Retaliation for whistleblowing about workplace safety or other legal violations
  • Violations of a valid employment contract
  • FMLA violations

Wrongfully terminated? You may be entitled to compensation for wages and other losses or injuries you have experienced. Our Richmond wrongful termination attorneys can help you take the appropriate steps to recover compensation, get your job back, or accomplish other goals based on your needs.

Contact our firm at (804) 409-8689 today.

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