Experienced Minnesota Wrongful Termination Lawyer
According to Minnesota state law, an employee can be fired at any time for any or no reason. This is known as “at will” employment. There are, however, certain exceptions to this rule – both state and federal laws prevent employers from discriminating against employees or retaliating against protected activity.
The Following Groups are Protected by the Minnesota Human Rights Act:
- National origin
- Worker’s compensation/Injured worker
- Family medical leave
- Marital status
- Familial status
- Public assistance
- Sexual orientation
- Local Human Rights Commission activity
How Do I Make a Claim for Wrongful Termination?
If you believe your employer has wrongfully terminated you, you are probably feeling demoralized and shot down, but there is hope. With our support, you can have the confidence to pursue litigation against your employer. Our team of highly-skilled lawyers have years of experience practicing wrongful termination cases. If you’ve been let go or terminated, there are a few actions you can take to improve the position of your case:
- Ask about the cause for your termination
- Ask who made the decision to terminate you
- Ask to see your personnel file
- Remain calm and positive
- Negotiate a severance package and get the terms in writing
- Review your employment contract
When making a claim, the first thing you should do is file a charge with your local U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office. You have 180 days to file from the day you were terminated. Make sure to include your personal contact information and your employer’s contact information. Also, be sure to describe the reason you were terminated. If the EEOC decides not to pursue legal action or are busy taking care of the thousands of claims made to them each year, it is important you retain the services of an experienced lawyer at R.A.Williams Law Firm, P.A.