Murfreesboro Wrongful Termination Attorneys


Can You Sue For Wrongful Termination?

In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, it is unlawful for employers to terminate employees based on their race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, or disability. Despite these protections, wrongful termination incidents still occur in the workplace. Proving the connection between protected activity and wrongful termination can be challenging, but we are here to help.

If you suspect you have been a victim of wrongful termination, contact our experienced Murfreesboro wrongful termination lawyers today. At HMC Civil Rights, we focus solely on workers’ rights and provide dedicated representation to clients throughout Murfreesboro, Columbia, Franklin, and Nashville.

To have our team review your legal matter, call us at (615) 724-1996 or contact us online.

What Qualifies As Wrongful Termination?

Tennessee follows at-will employment, allowing employers to terminate workers without justification. However, specific reasons for termination are illegal.

Examples of wrongful termination include firing an employee:

  • Due to their involvement in an investigation into illegal practices
  • For reporting discrimination, harassment, ADA violations, or illegal activities (whistleblowers)
  • Because of their race, age, gender identity, disability, or membership in a protected class
  • Due to taking a leave of absence protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Because of pregnancy or a recent diagnosis of a chronic medical condition
  • In violation of an existing employment contract

Wrongful Termination And Retaliation

Retaliation, where an employee is terminated after reporting discrimination or harassment, is illegal under various federal acts, including the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Pay Act. You have rights and should not face punishment for exercising them.

How To File A Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

If you experience wrongful termination, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or an appropriate agency. After investigating the situation and your employer, the EEOC will issue a Right to Sue letter.

With the Right to Sue letter, you can file a wrongful termination lawsuit against your company. In Tennessee, you have 180 days from termination to file a lawsuit, extended to 300 days if it involves federal and state civil rights violations like discrimination.

Depending on your case, you may be eligible for compensation, including back pay, lost benefits, emotional distress damages, and punitive damages in certain cases.

Protecting Employees Wrongfully Terminated In Tennessee

Our experienced team knows how to begin an investigation and analyze data to build a compelling case. We examine your employer’s layoff history for discriminatory patterns based on race, age, sex, or disability.

Assessing your performance compared to other non-terminated employees can be critical, so keep performance reviews and save relevant emails or memos.

Start discussing your case with a skilled Murfreesboro wrongful termination attorney today. Call HMC Civil Rights at (615) 724-1996. We are dedicated to defending your rights and seeking justice on your behalf.

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