Arkansas Wrongful Termination
Being let go from a job can feel unfair, and sometimes it’s even unfair in the eyes of the law. If you were let go for an unlawful reason, your dismissal could be considered wrongful termination and grounds for a lawsuit.
Most Arkansas jobs are “at-will,” which means employers and employees can terminate their working relationships at any time and for almost any reason – but there are exceptions to the standard that you should know about.
What Is Wrongful Termination?
Although at-will employment means you can be let go for many reasons (or none at all), there are certain grounds on which your employer can’t fire you. For example, your employer can’t dismiss you for discriminatory reasons.
If you were wrongfully terminated from your job, you may be entitled to compensation for losses such as lost income and emotional distress. Morgan & Morgan’s Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are here to help.
What Are Some Examples of Wrongful Termination in Arkansas?
Wrongful termination cases aren’t always easy to see, so it’s important to understand your rights. Here are a few scenarios that could be considered wrongful termination in Arkansas:
- You were fired because of your race, gender, or religion.
- Your employer fired you in retaliation for exercising your rights (such as whistleblowing or participating in an investigation of your employer).
- You were let go because you filed a worker’s compensation claim.
- You were terminated for taking leave to serve in the military or National Guard.
What Should I Do if I Think I’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated?
If you think you have been wrongfully dismissed from your job, contact a labor and employment lawyer at Morgan & Morgan. Our team has the know-how and resources necessary to successfully resolve your case.
We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve, and we don’t get paid unless you win. Find out how we can help by scheduling a free case evaluation.