Tennessee Wrongful Termination Lawyers
Employers Must Follow the Law When Terminating Workers
Tennessee is an at-will employment state, permitting employers to fire workers for any reason except those that are based on discrimination or in violation of an employment contract. This does not mean, however, that employees do not have rights.
If you were fired or forced to resign from your job, you may be able to take action against your former employer. The Law Office of Donald D. Zuccarello can review your claim and determine if your employer violated your rights. If you were wrongfully terminated, we can hold your employer accountable. For a free consultation with our Nashville wrongful termination attorneys, please call 877-918-2395 or contact us online.
Wrongful Termination, Retaliatory Discharge, Constructive Termination and Hostile Work Environment
Wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge cases can be challenging. Your attorney must have experience investigating and pursuing these claims. We can help you if you were fired on the basis of:
- Race, color or national origin
- Sex, pregnancy or sexual orientation
- Filing for workers' compensation
- Refusing to participate in illegal activity
- Taking Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time
We also represent workers who quit their jobs because their employers made the conditions of the job so difficult or unpleasant that quitting was inevitable. Known as constructive termination or discharge, these cases require proof that the employer intentionally made the job intolerable with the foreseeable result of the employee resigning.
Fostering a hostile work environment is one way an employer could make an employee feel as if quitting is the only option. Hostile work environments are those in which harassment is so pervasive that it affects your ability to do your job. Sexual harassment is often the basis for hostile work environment claims, but any type of discrimination and harassment may apply.
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To schedule a free consultation, please call 877-918-2395 today.