Top Norfolk, VA Wrongful Termination Lawyers Near You

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Klein Rowell & Shall, PLLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Ernest Law Group, PLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Bischoff Martingayle

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Waters Law Firm, P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Howell Law Group, PLLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Bertini Law, P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • ReavesColey PLLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Poole Mahoney PC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Jeremiah A. Denton III, A Professional Corporation

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Roth Doner Jackson, PLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Attorney at Law

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Toano Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Toano Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Reid H. Ervin & Associates P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Attorney at Law

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Sullivan Law Group

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • James R. Theuer, PLLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Pierce McCoy, PLLC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Poole Mahoney PC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • TaylorWalker, P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Norfolk Office

  • Kaufman & Canoles, PC

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Pender & Coward, P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

  • Pender & Coward, P.C.

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

    Wrongful Termination Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

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Were You Wrongly Terminated?

An employee who is fired from a job illegally is said to be wrongfully terminated and may have a valid cause of action to file a lawsuit. Determining if the employee was legally or illegally terminated depends on the situation and the circumstances involved.

Do You Have a Wrongful Employment Case?

Most employers are careful to take steps to avoid wrongful termination, so it is in your best interest to immediately consult with a Norfolk attorney experienced in employment law. The lawyer can determine if your situation warrants a wrongful termination lawsuit and, if so, how best to proceed.

Can You Get Your Job Back in a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

States with public policy exceptions, implied contract exceptions, and “implied-in-law” (or good faith) contracts are more likely to side with fired employees in wrongful termination suits than other states. Still, there is no guarantee that you will win. Financial compensation is the most frequent form of restitution in successful wrongful termination cases. However, the court may also impose a reinstatement order requiring your former employer to bring you back on board — provided you agree to return to work. Returning to your job is a possibility if your relationship with your employer remains in relatively good standing despite the wrongful termination suit.

How Long Does a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Take?

While most law firms will remind potential clients that the time required to resolve legal suits can be unpredictable, wrongful termination lawsuits are often resolved in less than three years, with many cases taking less than a year. The EEOC imposes a filing deadline of 180 days from the last date of alleged discrimination for those who qualify. Therefore, it is important that individuals who believe they have been wrongfully terminated take action as soon as possible. The LawInfo directory can help you find Wrongful Termination lawyers near you in Norfolk.

Who Do You Report Wrongful Termination To In Virginia?

You can file a wrongful termination claim with the federal government via the Department of Labor or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You can also file a claim with the Virginia employment agency. Wrongful termination suits alleging that an employer fired an employee due to discrimination based on sex, gender, or race are generally covered under federal law, so you have protection in these situations, even if your state government follows at-will employment policies.

How Do You Prove Wrongful Termination?

Proving a wrongful termination case can be difficult, particularly in states with “at-will” employment policies, which allow an employer to fire an employee at any time, for any reason, and allow an employee to quit or leave the job at any time. Wrongful termination of an employee is an exception to at-will policies.

Evidence is the most important element in proving a wrongful termination case. You will need to collect all relevant employment documents and correspondence, as well as your contract, if one exists. This evidence can help determine, with legal counsel’s help if possible, if any laws were broken, especially regarding discrimination or retaliation.

What Is Wrongful Termination?

Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee for reasons outside of your existing contract or reason that breaks federal, state, or local laws. An employee of a company who has been laid off or fired for illegal reasons may have a case to file a wrongful termination lawsuit against their employer.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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