Wrongful Termination

Minneapolis Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Have You Been Unlawfully Fired?

To many people, their job is one of the most important things in their life.  Your job can provide you with income and the ability to support your family and loved ones.  Your job can provide you with a sense of purpose and accomplishment.  Your job can also give you the opportunity to build positive social relationships with your co-workers and fellow employees.

When you lose a job or it is wrongfully taken from you, it can be a painful experience.  Often times, it is not your fault that you were fired.  A decrease in sales may cause a company to have to reduce the number of its employees or your supervisor might be difficult to interact with or unable to fully appreciate your contributions at work.

When can my boss fire me?

In Minnesota, most employees are considered “at-will” employees which means that either the employer or the employee may terminate the working relationship at any point for almost any reason.  Although most employers can fire their employees without cause, there are a number of situations below where it is illegal for your employer to fire you:

  • Contractual Employee
    If you signed a contract with your boss or employer regarding your job and they prematurely fire you in violation of this contract, your employer must still honor the terms of the contract and pay you what you are owed under the contract as well as any other damages you incurred because of their breach of the contract.
  • Employer Discrimination
    Minnesota laws and federal laws prohibit your employer from firing you because of your race, national origin, ethnicity, color, religion, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability, or because you receive public assistance such as social security, Medicare, or Medicaid.
  • Employer Retaliation
    It is illegal in Minnesota and under certain federal laws for your boss to fire you because you filed a claim alleging discrimination or sexual harassment with an agency such as the Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commission or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   Minnesota and federal laws also make it illegal for your employer to fire you because you elected to take time off work under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), filed for worker’s compensation, or because you submitted a disability accommodation request.  If your employer has terminated you or demoted or penalized you for exercising your rights under Minnesota law, there conduct constitutes illegal retaliation.
  • Minnesota Whistleblower Law
    Under Minnesota and federal laws, it is illegal for your employer to fire you, if they are doing so simply because you have called their attention to behavior you suspect is illegal.  Minnesota’s whistleblower law was designed to protect those brave individuals who take measures to remedy illegal or fraudulent conduct.  If you have blown the whistle against your  boss or co-worker which caused you to be terminated, you should speak with an experienced employment lawyer immediately to help you determine if you have a viable whistleblower claim.

Minneapolis Unlawful Termination Lawyer Serving You

If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, I may be able to help you.  Kuhlman Law, PLLC is dedicated to fighting for our clients’ rights in the workplace and is not afraid to take on large companies, government agencies, and other employers who wrongfully terminate their employees.

My law firm handles employment law cases throughout Minnesota in a variety of venues, including Minnesota state court, federal court, and those before administrative agency bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), and the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission.  I strongly believe that all people have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination.

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully terminated by your Minneapolis, St. Paul, or Twin Cities metro area employer, contact an employment law attorney immediately.  An experienced employment lawyer can help you determine if your rights were violated, evaluate the strengths of your case, collect evidence, and depending on the facts, help you recover a cash settlement to compensate you for the illegal termination.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman, call 612 349 2747.