Accomplished Missouri Lawyers Advocate for Victims of Wrongful Termination
Experienced attorneys seek justice for clients in the St. Louis area who were fired unlawfully
Losing a job can have devastating consequences for you and your family. When the firing violates the law or a contractual agreement, prompt legal action is necessary to obtain appropriate relief. At the Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz, our employment attorneys have obtained strong results for wrongful termination victims in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri. We have extensive knowledge of the federal and Missouri laws that govern relationships between workers and employers. If you've been dismissed from your job and suspect that something improper or illegal occurred, our firm offers the highest levels of legal representation and service.
Knowledgeable litigators handle discrimination and contractual claims
In many cases, employers seek to use at-will employment rules to protect themselves from legal liability. This doctrine allows a business to fire workers without providing any justification. However, certain types of dismissals are prohibited under law. We represent Missouri workers in wrongful termination cases involving:
- Discrimination — A firing cannot be based on an employee's membership in a legally protected group. We are strong advocates in matters involving discriminatory firings that arise from a worker's age, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, disability or other characteristics outlined in federal statutes. We can also advise you of claims that might exist under state law.
- Retaliation — Employees should never be punished for reporting illegal conduct or dangerous conditions at their workplace. If you're a whistleblower who has been fired,
we will investigate if any connection exists between your report and your termination. We can uncover the true motivation for a dismissal even if your employer tries to invent another reason for your firing.
- Contractual violations — Whether an agreement covers an individual employee or a whole group of workers, companies must honor the provisions relating to termination. Our diligent attorneys can review the relevant contract and take action against your former employer if they failed to abide by the terms of the agreement when releasing you.
Whatever type of work you do, our diligent lawyers will take the time to learn each relevant detail of your situation. From there, we will explain your options and seek fair compensation and other available relief before government boards such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in court.
Contact a dedicated Missouri employment lawyer for help with wrongful termination
For assistance with a wrongful termination issue, call the Law Offices of Joan M. Swartz at 314-626-4715 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our St. Louis office.