Wrongful employment termination occurs when an employee is fired for illegal reasons, or in a manner that is contrary to the employee’s rights under his or her employment contract, or if the policies of the business are violated when the employee is discharged. Whether you are an employer or an employee within the State of Vermont, it is important that you understand the rules and regulations regarding wrongful employment termination. Andy Montroll has many years of experience in this field.
Vermont wrongful employment termination laws guard against employees being unjustly discharged for reason based on discrimination or retaliation. Grounds for discrimination include firing an employee based upon his or her race, religion, nationality, age, or gender. Reasons for termination based on retaliation may include being fired for upholding corporate policy, complaining, being a whistle blower, or unwillingness to perform an illegal act on behalf of an employer. Employers also have a duty to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who have disabilities and who fall within the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Montroll, Backus & Oettinger can help you understand your rights if you were wrongfully terminated, and what a you may be entitled to after losing your job. Depending upon the situation, damages available to wrongfully discharged employees can include back pay, promotion, reinstatement, front pay, compensatory damages, required reasonable accommodations, injunctive relief, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees.
Given the many ways in which an employer can wrongfully discharge an employee, the number of reasons (whether legal or not) that an employer may give for discharging an employee, and the significant damages that may be awarded, it is a good idea for a terminated employee to retain counsel. Montroll, Backus & Oettinger works carefully with their clients to help sort out the various issues and to protect their rights and reputation.
Attorney Experienced in Wrongful Termination/Employment Law
Andy practices law and serves on multiple Chittenden County planning commissions. Andy is experienced in Administrative, Appeals, Arbitration/Mediation, Business, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Government, Probate & Trust Administration, Wills & Trusts, Wrongful Termination/Employment, Telecommunications and Zoning & Land Use.