Retaliatory Termination Attorneys
We can help you take legal action
Because Ohio is an at-will employment state, some employers believe they can fire employees for any reason at any time. The reality is there are many state and federal laws that protect workers’ rights. Just because an employer does not have “just cause” to fire an employee does not give them the right to do so if the employer’s actions violate state or federal labor laws.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated in response for something you did at work, make sure you fully understand your rights. Make sure you talk to a retaliatory termination attorney at Gibson Law, LLC. Our Ohio legal team can review the details of your case and explain the legal options available to you.
Our expertise in this area of the law comes from our years of work on such cases. Before founding our law firm, our lawyers represented employers in complex legal cases. As a result, we know how employers and their attorneys think. We know what strategies often work best. That’s why we’re eager to meet with you and put our knowledge to work for you.
What is retaliatory termination?
Retaliatory termination refers to any wrongful termination of an employee in response to something an employee did at work that is protected by law. Sometimes, supervisors, executives or other senior management employees fire an employee in response to a complaint an employee filed. Other times, the company might fire one or several employees for their actions.
Retaliation termination cases often turn out to be extremely complicated legal matters. That’s because the person who authorized the firing often denies doing anything wrong. In addition, the company will often hire an attorney to defend its actions. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced wrongful termination lawyer on your side, building the strongest possible legal case.
What are common reasons employers retaliate against employees?
Employers retaliate against employees and fire them for many different reasons. Some of the most common reasons why employers wrongfully terminate employees in retaliation include:
- The fired employee filed a discrimination complaint against the company.
- The fired employee filed a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, who then fired the employee.
- The wrongfully terminated employee filed a wage and hour claim for unpaid overtime or another type of wage and hour violation.
- The fired employee filed a whistleblower complaint against the company for violating health, safety and/or labor laws.
Whatever the nature of your case, don’t simply take your employer’s word for their actions. Companies often violate workers’ rights, especially when workers speak out about wrongdoing on the job. That’s why it’s important for employees who believe they have been wrongfully terminated to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Can I sue my employer for retaliatory termination?
In many cases, you have the right in Ohio to file a lawsuit or take other legal action against your employer if they wrongfully terminate you in retaliation for actions protected under state or federal law, including filing a harassment & discrimination complaint.
Just because you can sue your employer does not mean your legal case will be straightforward. In many cases, companies hire attorneys to defend their actions, no matter how wrong or egregious they may be. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a lawyer familiar with this area of the law right away. Otherwise, your retaliatory termination lawsuit might not get the attention it rightfully deserves.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact our law firm.
We fully understand the challenges and obstacles many workers often face after they have been wrongfully terminated in response to something they did at work. That’s because our lawyers have represented employers and employees in tough cases. Now, we put our skills and expertise solely to work for employees who simply tried to do the right thing and were punished for their actions.
We know the tactics employers and their attorneys often use – and we know how to effectively respond to them. We also know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to put together a strong legal case that employers take seriously.
Often, employees only have one opportunity to challenge being wrongfully terminated. Make sure you present the strongest possible legal case. Make sure you have our legal team in your corner, fighting for your rights. Contact our law firm for a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have office locations in Cincinnati and Dayton.