Protecting Your Rights In The Face Of Wrongful Termination
Our wrongful termination lawyers at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., provide Iowans with nationally recognized representation. For over 60 years, we have fought for workers’ rights in Des Moines and the surrounding area. We will review your case and help you determine if your employer wrongfully fired you. We can then advise you on your options and help you take the next steps to obtain compensation for your losses.
Holding Your Employer Accountable
At your job, you shouldn’t face discrimination, nor should you be unfairly terminated for making complaints of poor treatment of employees or reporting illegal activities. Unfortunately, some employers fire employees for illegal reasons. When this happens, you may have a wrongful termination claim.
At-Will Employment Laws In Iowa
Iowa is an at-will employment state. This means that either party may terminate at-will employment at any time and for any reason. No warning or notice is required. Employers do not need a good or just cause for firing an employee. This creates a problem for at-will employees in the state. There are few legal protections for employees, but legal remedies are available if your employer wrongfully terminated you from your job.
What Are Illegal Reasons To Fire An Employee?
Although employers can fire at-will employees without just cause, there are illegal reasons, such as:
- Sexual harassment
- Wage and hour violations
- Retaliation from workers’ compensation clams
- Whistleblower retaliation
- FMLA violations
- Disability Discrimination
If you believe you were fired due to your race or gender or in retaliation, you may have a wrongful termination claim. While any legal process is intimidating, filing a wrongful termination lawsuit can help you obtain compensation, back pay, take care of other expenses and even help you recover your job or cover the cost of finding a new one.
We Can Help You Move Forward
Losing your job is overwhelming. You may wonder how you will cover your bills and care for your family. If you were wrongfully terminated, contact us today to learn how we can help protect your rights. We offer evening and Saturday morning appointments for your convenience. Call us at 888-773-8531 or complete an online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.