Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires or lays off an employee in violation of that employee’s legal rights.
In order to prove the firing or layoff was wrongful, the employee must be able to prove that one or more of his or her legal rights was violated in the process. In wrongful termination cases, it’s crucial to enlist the aid of a lawyer with vast experience handling employee law cases and a proven track record.
Do You Have a Case?
If you work in Colorado and feel you were wrongfully terminated, a seasoned Colorado law attorney can review your case and advise you how to proceed.
There are certain criteria that could be grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit against a former employer:
- You feel you have been discriminated against because of your race, age, sex, nationality, religion or disability
- You feel your termination was retaliation for filing a complaint about harassment or other type of discrimination
- You feel your termination constitutes a violation of a contract or explicit promise regarding your employment or the conditions under which you could be terminated
- You feel your termination was retaliation for whistleblowing
- You feel your termination was punishment for refusing to perform an unsafe or illegal activity for your employer
- You feel you were terminated because you took time off for illness, caring for a child, military service, or some other medical or personal leave
- You believe that the company was in violation of its termination policy
- You feel you were fired for being in or involved in organizing a union
- You feel you will face financial hardship because you believe it will take months or years to secure comparable employment
- You worked for the company for many years
- You suffered severe emotional distress due to the treatment you received while you were employed
- As a condition of receiving severance pay, you were asked to sign a separation agreement that contained a release giving up any legal rights.