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Wrongful Termination

Richmond Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Fight Back Against Wrongful Dismissal

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 their 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 wrongful termination attorney at LawrenceQueen can help.

We have represented Virginia’s workers since 1994 and have over 85 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.

Believe you were wrongfully discharged? Call our Richmond office at (804) 409-8689 now for a confidential consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

Was Your Termination Illegal? 

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 to at-will employment, however. Employers cannot termination employees in violation of public policy or federal law. 

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  • Virginia Trail Lawyers Association
  • Virginia's Advocates for Equal Justice
  • Hill Tucker Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly

    What Damages Can You Recover in a Virginia Wrongful Termination Case?

    You may be entitled to compensation for wages and other losses or injuries you have experienced as a result of your wrongful discharge.

    Damages commonly sought in a wrongful termination case include:

    • Lost wages - Can include earned unpaid wages & overtime as well as wages you would have earned had you not been fired
    • Lost benefits - Covers medical insurance, 401k plans, stock options, and other employment benefits lost due to your termination
    • Emotional distress - Can be awarded if the employer's actions have emotionally harmed the employee, as verified by a mental health professional
    • Punitive damages - often awarded if the actions of the employer were egregious, with intent to punish the employer
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