Chattanooga Wrongful Termination Attorney

In today’s economy, it can take years to recover from being fired, especially if you were let go unfairly. If you feel you have been unjustly terminated, it’s important to:

  1. Keep your own records of events leading up to and following your termination.
  2. Log every communication you receive regarding your situation.
  3. Contact an experienced wrongful termination lawyer.
  4. Stay up to date with every action you are required to take.
  5. Follow the advice of your attorney so that your case is given a fair hearing.

Most important, hire a knowledgeable workers compensation attorney who can help you navigate the complicated details of employment law. At Massey & Associates, we work hard to protect your rights, and our expertise in this area will be your greatest asset. We will file a timely claim to the appropriate agency for you and represent you at all hearings or court dates. We will make sure your viewpoint is heard and that your rights are front and center so that you are compensated accordingly.

David vs. Goliath?

You hear a lot about the power of large companies to operate in unfair ways and triumph in court cases that hurt employees. Because of this, it’s critical that you engage a qualified wrongful termination attorney to help uphold your rights. That’s one main reason Massey & Associates was founded—to provide individuals with the expertise they need to succeed in claims against powerful corporations.

What Is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination can involve many issues, such as being fired:

  • in retaliation for sexual harassment claims or complaints about discrimination
  • due to breach of contract
  • for disclosing confidential data
  • because of whistleblowing about illegal company practices or ethical issues
  • based on race, religion, pregnancy, military service, or other protected status
  • over disagreements about unfair wage and overtime practices
  • in an improper or unlawful “at-will” termination
  • by “constructive wrongful termination” (when the employer makes conditions so difficult that the employee is forced to quit)

Three Scenarios to Watch Out For

Discrimination – The law states you cannot be terminated from a job based on age, race, ethnicity, pregnancy, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or perceived disability, record of impairment, or use of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

“At will” employment – This is employment without a contract, or being employed under a contract with an “at will” clause. This means you can be terminated for a variety of reasons, even if you have done nothing wrong, and without warning. But there are statutes that regulate employers’ actions and may protect your status as an employee. As we discuss your situation with you, we will determine whether the grounds for termination were wrongful. From there, we’ll evaluate whether it would be wise to proceed with a case or consider alternatives, such as negotiating a severance agreement.

Retaliation – Even if you haven’t been fired, federal and state statutes prevent your employer from retaliating against you based on a protected status. For example, they cannot change the circumstances of your job in retaliation for your notifying the EEOC or OSHA or because you refused to do something illegal or unethical. But these situations, like wrongful termination lawsuits, are complex and contain grey areas; they require legal expertise.

Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights

As defenders of the public, we fight for you. And as skilled wrongful termination lawyers, we obtain fair, and often significant, awards on behalf of our clients. Whether you are due just compensation in the form of back pay, severance pay, or other benefits, our job is to ensure that employers are held accountable. Contact us today so that we can help your claim succeed. Simply call the Tennessee Wrongful Termination Attorneys at Massey & Associates, P.C., at (423) 697-4529 for a FREE Consultation.