Have you recently been fired? Your employer probably gave you a business-related reason for firing you such as slow business or unsatisfactory job performance. But do you suspect that your employer may be motivated by a discriminatory reason? The law prohibits employers from firing employees based on the employee's disability, medical condition, pregnancy, sex, race, or age. This law applies to employers with 5 or more employees.
Employees found to have been wrongfully terminated may be entitled to the following remedies:
- back pay
- pay for loss of future earnings
- damages for emotional distress
- punitive damages
- attorneys' fees and costs