Providence, Rhode Island, Attorneys Helping Employees Who Have Been Wrongfully Terminated from Employment
- Is your employer asking you to voluntarily resign and sign a severance agreement?
- Are you being let go in violation of your employment contract?
- Are you being wrongfully discharged from your employment because of your age, sex, race, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion?
- Are you being fired because you blew the whistle (reported misconduct or illegal activities at work)
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consult with an experienced employment law attorney who can review your situation and advise you of your rights as an employee.
If you think you were wrongfully fired from your job, contact the employment lawyers at Robinson & Clapham. We have helped many employees successfully pursue damages for wrongful termination in the Providence area and throughout Rhode Island.
Seeking Damages for Wrongful Termination
In Rhode Island, without a specific employment contract, employment is at-will and employees can be fired or quit for any reason or even no reason at all. However, an employee cannot be fired for an illegal reason such as: employment discrimination based upon age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability; pregnancy discrimination; as retaliation for whistleblowing; or sexual orientation discrimination.
Depending upon the specific facts of the termination, the damages which may be available to an employee in a wrongful discharge action can include back pay, reinstatement, front pay, compensatory damages, required reasonable accommodations, injunctive relief, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees.
Representing Employees in Breach of Employment Contract Litigation
In cases where an employee is fired in violation of an employment contract, the employee may have a cause of action for wrongful discharge in breach of the employment contract. If your employment was terminated before the expiration of your contract, an attorney at our Providence law firm can review your contract and the facts of your case to determine if you have rights under the contract to continued employment or other relief.
Protecting Employees' Rights in Severance Package Negotiations
If you have been offered severance pay in return for your resignation or early retirement, or you are going to be laid off and entitled to severance, you do not have to blindly accept what your employer offers. An attorney can often negotiate more favorable terms and increased severance payments.
If you need help with a wrongful termination claim, breach of employment contract action, or counsel about a severance package, contact our law firm. We are committed to providing our clients with personal attention and zealous advocacy while we strive to find practical solutions to employment-related disputes.