Wrongful termination occurs in a broad spectrum of situations. At Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP, we often speak with potential clients who believe that they were wrongfully terminated when they were fired without review or without warning. We tell them that, in New York City, most employment is “at will,” meaning that an employer or an employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, for nearly any reason — or no reason at all.
However, there are several reasons for which it is illegal to terminate the employment relationship. These include discrimination based on ethnic or national origin, color, race, age, pregnancy, religion or sex.
Lawyers at our firm also represent employers who face allegations that they engaged in wrongful termination when they terminated employees, often for very legitimate reasons. We help these employers protect their interests. We also focus on preventing future litigation by counseling employers on the creation of employment policies that comply with state and federal laws.