Our expert legal advice helps employees decide their next steps if they think that they are wrongfully terminated or believe that their employer has discriminated or retaliated against them.
At-will employment means that an employer can terminate its employees at any time for no reason or any reason, aside from an illegal one and without violating the law. Illegal reasons include termination resulting from disability, race, gender, age, or whistleblowing. Conversely, “at-will employment” allows an employee to leave a job at any time and for no reason without facing legal consequences.
After filing, a lawsuit and ensuing litigation typically takes between nine months to over a year from filing your formal complaint that describes what happened to you and your legal claims. If you or your employer appeal your case, or if there are other delays, the lawsuit may take longer. However, most cases settle early before trial.
While every case is different and each should be evaluated by our attorneys who examine your specific facts and circumstances, about 95% of all cases are resolved before trial.
The claims you’ve filed and the harm you’ve experienced determine your awarded damages. These include compensation for wage loss, both past and future, and any emotional pain and suffering caused by your employer. Gilbert Law’s expert attorneys can evaluate your claims, explain your damages, and present your options. We have experienced employment law attorneys who have represented employees on contingency.