What Makes Termination Illegal?

Being terminated is never easy news to bear, and it is common to feel that the termination was unfair. Because Ohio is an at-will employment state, employers can fire their workers for many reasons. However, regulations exist to protect your rights against illegal termination practices.

Some of the most common reasons for wrongful termination include:

  • Discriminatory reasons
  • Termination due to leave
  • Retaliatory reasons

Employers may not terminate you because of any group or identity to which you belong. This includes gender, race, religion, disabilities and any other groups. You also cannot be fired if you take medical leave or are deployed for military service.

If you report illegal practices, your employer cannot retaliate against you. Our attorneys and staff at Nilges Draher LLC will defend you in cases of wrongful termination and retaliation.

Why A Lawyer Is So Important

The issue with these situations is the challenge of proving your employer acted illegally. Many companies have detailed records and numerous means of covering their trails to hide proof that the termination was wrongful.

Without a lawyer, you are very unlikely to recover any compensation for your termination. We can thoroughly review your situation to determine whether you have a case and what steps we should take next.

Our initial consultations are free, so we encourage you to email us or call 330-470-8656. We serve the Canton area and all of Ohio.