Knowledgeable Wrongful Termination Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Tennessee Workers
Representing clients in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Jackson and throughout the region
Being let go from a job is never easy. If you believe you were fired unjustly, you have the right to file a claim and an experienced attorney will be an asset to your case. At Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC, our attorneys have extensive experience handling wrongful termination cases. If you have been fired due to discrimination, retaliation, or in violation of a contract, then you may have grounds for a wrongful termination lawsuit. When you turn to our firm, you know you will be represented by a professional and efficient Tennessee wrongful termination lawyer with the skills to get you the resolution you need. We handle wrongful termination cases for clients in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson, and throughout the state.
When do you have a wrongful termination case?
Like many states, Tennessee employees work “at will.” This means that you can usually be fired at any time, for any reason. However, there are certain circumstances that are exceptions to this rule, including:
- Discrimination. It is illegal for an employee to be fired for possessing a protected characteristic under federal law. These characteristics include race, color, national origin, sex or gender, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, citizenship status, or genetic information. If you believe that you are a victim of discriminatory wrongful termination, we can help you file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a lawsuit against your employer.
- Retaliation. It is also illegal for an employee to be fired as retaliation. If you acted as a whistleblower and were then fired, you may have a wrongful termination case. Reporting an employer for illegal behavior, discrimination, or workplace harassment is not grounds for your termination. Our attorneys can help you prove that you were wrongfully fired.
- Wage and hour laws. Tennessee does not have a state minimum wage law or overtime law, meaning that federal laws must be followed. If an employer does not follow these rules and an employee reports it, the employee cannot be fired based on that. Our knowledgeable Tennessee wrongful termination attorneys will explain the federal wage and hour laws and assist you in filing a claim.
- Breach of contract. Most employees sign a contract upon starting a new position. Some of these contracts ensure job security, which means that you are not an at-will employee and cannot be fired without good cause. We will closely examine the terms of your contract to determine if your rights have been violated.
These laws can seem confusing, but a seasoned Tennessee wrongful termination lawyer at the Gilbert Firm is prepared to guide you through the legal process. Our attorneys understand complicated wrongful termination laws. We fight to get you justice when you are treated unfairly in the workplace.
Call today to schedule a consultation with an effective Tennessee wrongful termination attorney
After you are terminated from your job, you may feel overwhelmed and stressed. You can trust the Gilbert Firm to keep your best interests in mind while handling your wrongful termination claim. Call us today at 888.354.FIRM (3476) or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation to learn more about how a Tennessee wrongful termination attorney can help. We have offices conveniently located in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Jackson to best represent our clients throughout the state.