Hopkinsville Employment Law Attorneys
Do you believe that you were a victim of wrongful termination? Have you been the victim of discrimination, sexual harassment or some other form of mistreatment in the workplace? The Hopkinsville employment law lawyers at the Haggard Law Office bring more than 28 years of experience to these cases. We help people throughout western Kentucky get compensation for the wrongdoing of an employer.
Why Were You Fired?
It is important to understand that employers can fire people for a lot of reasons, even not very good ones. Just because you do not agree with the firing does not make it a wrongful firing. It is only wrongful if it is done as a form of discrimination based on race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or religion. It is also wrongful if it is done in retaliation.
When Employers Retaliate Against Employees
Many of the employment law cases our attorneys handle involve employers retaliating against an employee for something. Perhaps the employee filed a workers’ compensation claim or acted as a whistleblower. Perhaps the employee reported some form of workplace mistreatment of themselves or of another employee. It is illegal for an employer to terminate an employee in retaliation for doing any of these things.
Sometimes retaliation comes in some form other than firing. The employee may be demoted, passed up for a promotion or simply forced to do very undesirable duties until he or she quits. No matter what has happened, count on us to take action against your employer.