Famighetti & Weinick PLLC are employment lawyers on Long Island, New York who handle cases of wrongful termination. Wrongful termination on Long Island can come in different forms, such as discrimination or retaliation.
Wrongful Termination in New York
Employees in New York are considered to work at-will. At-will employment means that employers can hire or fire employees for any reason or no reason at all. The reason, however, cannot be an unlawful reason. Because of employment at-will in New York, unlawful reasons are created by the passage of laws so there are only a few reasons which may considered wrongful termination in New York. An employer simply making up a reason, framing an employee, or believing one employee’s story over another, are generally not wrongful terminations. These acts, however, may be evidence of a wrongful termination and be used as evidence of discrimination or retaliation.