Wrongful Termination

Corbin, KY Labor Attorneys Representing the Victims of Wrongful Termination

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If you've been wrongfully fired or demoted from your job, you may have legal recourse. You may have heard that employment in the State of Kentucky is "at will," and that you can be terminated without cause. However, the laws governing labor and the termination of employees are complex, and the concept of "at will" employment is often oversimplified. If you have an employment contract, you are a union member protected by a collective bargaining agreement, or you are the member of a protected discrimination class, and you were fired or demoted without cause, you need to contact the employment law attorneys at Freeman, Childers & Howard immediately.

Discrimination

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a worker based upon his or her gender, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Furthermore, you cannot be released, laid off, demoted, or passed up for promotion because you are pregnant. If you feel as though your employer used any of the above reasons to deny your advancement or fire you, contact the Corbin firm of Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law.

Contracted Employees

Certain professionals, like doctors and lawyers, often sign contracts with their employers. In most cases, these contracts for employment may offer an easy out to administrators who want to release a doctor, an attorney, or some other contracted professional. However, in almost all cases, the employer must show cause for termination. If you have an employment contract, you should bring a copy to your initial consultation with a Freeman, Childers & Howard labor law attorney.

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Members of labor unions often fall under contracts that are negotiated and signed for by their representatives. Almost all collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) contain language protecting employees from being dismissed without cause. In addition, many of them outline criteria for promotion (seniority, written exams, et cetera). CBAs can be the foundation of a wrongful termination suit if it can be shown that the member was dismissed without cause.

Protecting Kentucky Laborers From Retaliation in the Work Place

Oftentimes, employees will be dismissed because employers are trying to retaliate against them, or they are trying to eliminate a perceived threat from an employee. Under these circumstances, firing, transferring, or terminating an employee may be a violation of his or her rights under Kentucky law. The labor lawyers of Freeman, Childers & Howard, attorneys at law represent those who have been fired, moved, or demoted due to retaliation against:

  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Workers Compensation claims
  • Whistle blowing
  • Refusal to participate in an illegal act

Contact a Reputable Labor Attorney Today

If you've been fired or demoted, do not react emotionally. Gather any relevant documentation that you may have and contact an attorney who is well versed in Kentucky's employment laws. If you are in the area of Corbin, Knox, Whitley, Laurel, or anywhere else in the region, call Freeman, Childers & Howard, Attorneys at Law at (606) 528-1000.