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Employee Rights

Wrongful Termination

Our employment law attorneys have experience representing employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their employment, as well as those who have been retaliated against for reporting illegal or discriminatory acts by their employers.

North Carolina is an “employment at will” state which means that without an employment contract you can be terminated at any time, unless your employer’s decision was based upon illegal considerations such as race, gender, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, or for any other reason which goes against the public policy of North Carolina.

In addition to the anti-discrimination protections provided by state and federal law, North Carolina law prohibits employers from terminating or retaliating against an employee for participating in protected activities or opposing employment practices which are illegal or abhorrent to the public interest. You can’t be treated unfairly, harassed, punished or terminated for these reasons or for taking advantage of your rights under the Civil Rights Act, the Workers Compensation Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, or a host of other state and/or federal laws. Employers must also follow their own policies and guidelines for termination if they have binding written policies in place.

If you are an employee or job applicant who has been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against, the employment law attorneys at Maginnis Law can help. We offer free consultations to employees who believe they have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against. If you decide to hire our firm, we offer a variety of fee arrangement to fit your circumstances, including contingency fees, flat fees, hourly rates, and hybrid arrangements.