Salt Lake City, Utah, Wrongful Termination Employment Attorney
Helping to Resolve Issues of Wrongful Termination
There are many reasons why an employer might terminate an employment agreement with an employee. Some of them are legitimate, involving things like poor work performance, tardiness, or illegal activity in the workplace. Other times the reasons seem more malicious. Whatever the case, if you feel you were wrongfully terminated, or if an employee has made a claim of wrongful termination, you could benefit from the guidance of a lawyer with experience fighting on both sides of these issues.
Attorney Andrew W. Stavros has more than 10 years of experience representing both employers and employees in wrongful termination and other employment law matters. To discuss your situation, call our Salt Lake City, Utah, offices, or contact us online.
Although most employees are upset when fired from a job, it doesn't always mean a termination is wrongful as a legal matter. For a termination to be considered wrongful, it usually involves:
- Discrimination: when the termination is based solely on the employee's race, gender, age, or disability
- Retaliation: when the termination comes from the employer as a direct result of a legal action by the employee, like demanding certain rights, unpaid wages, or reasonable accommodations for a disability
- Breach of express or implied contract: when the termination is in direct violation of an enforceable employment contract
- Violation of public policy: when an employee seeks to exercise a clear and substantial public policy and is terminated for doing so
Usually wrongful termination includes one of the above factors, and for a successful claim there is usually no other discernible reason for the termination. In other words, if the employee was consistently late, under-performing, or committing illegal activities at work, it would most likely be very difficult to win a wrongful termination action.
Experience With Employees and Employers
Our law firm represents both employees and employers in wrongful termination cases, which we feel gives us an edge. We understand the point of view and the arguments on both sides, and we have seen what makes a good case for either party. This typically helps us negotiate and litigate more effectively and efficiently for our clients.
Providing Direction. Delivering Results.
We are dedicated to providing direction and delivering results to our Salt Lake City, Utah, clients. Contact us online or call us at 801-428-0719 to schedule a free consultation.