At Barton Mendez Soto, we understand that power dynamics exist in workplaces that can make employees feel like they must accept the terms of their employer no matter what. Thankfully, the law protects employees’ rights against wrongful termination. If you were fired by an employer in Arizona and you believe they didn’t have a valid justification for terminating your employment, then please reach out to our award-winning law firm today so we can discuss the details of your situation and determine whether you can file a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Although Arizona is an “at-will” employment state and employers can terminate employment for “good cause” or “no cause,” it is illegal for an employer to fire an employee for “bad cause,” which includes discrimination, retaliation for whistleblowing, and breach of contract. Additionally, government employees who are not considered “at-will” employees have additional rights and can only be fired for cause. In many cases, government employees who already served their probationary term can appeal their termination if they believe they have been wronged by their employer’s actions.
Contact our knowledgeable legal team at Barton Mendez Soto today if you need practical legal guidance regarding any of the following types of wrongful termination claims:
- Discrimination: Employers can’t fire an employee for discriminatory reasons, such as sex, race, age, religion, disability, and national origin.
- Medical Condition: Employers can’t fire an employee because they have a medical condition. this includes pregnancy or requesting qualified leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Breach of Contract: If you have a contract with your employer that specifies the length of employment or termination procedures, then it is illegal for them to violate these terms.
- Whistleblower Claim: Laws like the OSH Act, Whistleblower Protection Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Act, and False Claims Act exist to incentivize and encourage people to report illegal activity and corruption they observe at work. It is illegal for an employer to fire an employee for filing a whistleblower claim in good faith.
“The lawyers at Barton Mendez Soto were very helpful in guiding the Classified Staff Association at MCCCD in establishing a non-profit corporation with the mission of representing employees.”- Shannon Ridgeway-Monaco, Former CSA Officer
“Mr. Barton took care of my discrimination case, very grateful for this team of people during such a stressful time.”- Previous Client
Barton Mendez Soto PLLC proudly represents employees across Arizona who have been wrongfully fired from their jobs. Turn to our legal team today so we can listen closely to your perspective and help you assess whether you have a legitimate claim to pursue. We remain attentive and loyal to each of our clients and frequently hold large, powerful employers accountable for unreasonable or illegal actions that harm employees. We understand how trapped workers can feel when they have been wrongfully terminated, which is why we are prepared to use our full resources to hold your employer accountable and recover maximum compensation for your trouble.
Please call our law office today at (480) 418-0668 or contact us online to set up a case consultation with one of our wrongful termination lawyers. Hablamos Español.
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