PRACTICE AREAS | Employment Law - Wrongful Termination
Puget Sound Wrongful Termination Attorney in Seattle Empathizes With You
When your job loss is not your fault
Washington is an at-will employment state. Your employment can be terminated at any time for good reason, bad reason or no reason. However your employment cannot be terminated for an illegal reason. An experienced Puget Sound wrongful termination attorney at The Law Firm of Kallis & Associates P.C. knows the difference between a legal and an illegal reason, and we also know how to convince a jury we are right.
What is the basis for wrongful termination?
If you assert your legal rights, and that assertion costs you your job, you have a case for wrongful termination. One common area is termination for the refusal to commit an illegal act. Your boss may ask you to commit software piracy or skim money out of the register and split it. You have a right to refuse to perform such requests, just as much as you have a right to be paid minimum wage or file a workers’ compensation claim for your injury while on the job. Retaliation is often closely related to this area. Your refusal to toe the company line may result in all sorts of adverse actions being taken against you, such as demotion, reassignment or even termination. Any kind of illegal discrimination is never a valid reason to terminate employment. If your employer makes a decision even partially based on illegal discrimination, the entire decision may have been illegal.
What is the procedure for filing a claim for wrongful discharge?
Many times, the law requires you to file a lawsuit as a last resort. A Puget Sound wrongful termination attorney can walk you through the process, step by step. A precursor to your wrongful termination lawsuit may very well be a wrongful discharge complaint. Below are a few tips for preparing to assert your claim:
We’re here to help
Jeff Kallis has been practicing civil rights law in Seattle for more than 15 years. He knows what it takes to file and win a wrongful termination lawsuit. That experience, coupled with his concern for your rights, makes us an excellent choice to be your civil rights advocate. Call 408.971.4655 or visit our website to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.