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Employees in Arizona generally do not have protected employment status because, with few exceptions, employers do not need to have a reason to terminate your employment. At-will employment states, such as Arizona, do not require employers to have a good reason to fire employees. Employees do have employment protections, however. Even in at-will employment states, employers are prohibited from firing employees for illegal reasons.
If you believe you have been illegally fired, you may have a wrongful termination claim. Tuscon wrongful termination attorneys at the Zoldan Law Group PLLC advocate for employees whose employment law rights have been violated. Contact our office to discuss your available legal options.
Wrongful Termination Practice
- Our Tuscon employment law attorneys know federal and state employment laws, and they are prepared to handle any type of employment law matter. Our dedicated employment law practice puts clients first and provides personalized attention to every case.
- Our clients’ best interests guide our legal strategies and negotiations. Many of our cases settle before trial to save our clients the time and expense of going through litigation.
- Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, and even when settlement seems likely, their cases are always trial-ready in case negotiations are unsuccessful. Our attorneys will never encourage a settlement that does not fairly compensate you.
Proving Your Wrongful Termination Claim
Our attorneys know that most cases are not evident on their faces. In order to prove wrongful termination, attorneys have to investigate the employees’ allegations to discover evidence that supports their case. Our attorneys know how to investigate wrongful firing claims, where to look for evidence, and how to interview witnesses who will be instrumental in proving your case.
If you believe that your rights were violated when you were terminated, it is up to your attorney to prove it. We know that a strong case will yield greater results for our clients. When defendants know that you have a strong case and your attorney is prepared for trial, they will often concede to settlement terms that are more favorable to employees so they can avoid litigation expenses.
Wrongful Termination Based On Discrimination And Retaliation
Employers are prohibited from firing employees based on reasons set forth in state and federal laws, including discrimination and retaliation. Discrimination is a common basis for wrongful termination claims. Employers are prohibited from firing employees based on specific discriminatory factors, such as race, gender, age, religion, disability, and sex.
Employers also may not retaliate against employees for exercising their legal rights. For example, employees have the right to report sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, hostile work environments, and unsafe working conditions. They also have other rights, such as the right to request reasonable disability accommodations and the right to file workers’ compensation claims. Firing employees for exercising their legal rights is unlawful retaliation.
Sometimes work conditions are so difficult, or an employer’s conduct is so outrageous that an employee has no choice but to resign. Depending on case facts, an employee’s resignation may be known under Arizona law as constructive termination or constructive discharge. When an employee is constructively discharged, they may still have a case against their employer.
Tuscon Wrongful Termination Attorney
If you believe that you were illegally fired, contact an Arizona employment law attorney at the Zoldan Law Group PLLC to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys are employee rights advocates, and they will work to secure the compensation and remedies that you deserve.