Utica Wrongful Termination Lawyers

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Employment in the state of New York is mostly considered to be "at-will" employment. "At will" means that for any reason, both the employer or the worker may end the work relationship at any point. Essentially, the only limitation or exception in an "at will" employment is that the termination must not conflict with the law.

Employment not falling in the "at will" category is subject to different limitations and requirements, so you should be sure to know the classification of your work setup. If an employment contract specifying a time for employment is involved for your work agreement, then employment is not "at will", and termination can only be done following the terms of the contract.

What are the Illegal Grounds for Terminating At Will Employment in New York?

Discrimination is the most common unlawful grounds for terminating an employee in New York. Employers are not allowed to terminate an employee because of their race, religion, nationality, or gender. An employer also may not fire an at-will employee in retaliation for the employee prompting an investigation into discrimination or filing a legal claim of discrimination against the Utica employer.

Also, employers are prohibited by the Family and Medical Leave act from firing those employees who take leave in order to address family or medical concerns. Lastly, employers may not terminate workers who exercise their legal rights, perform a legal obligation, or refuse to commit an illegal act.

Do I Need a New York Attorney for My Wrongful Termination Case?

Attorneys in Utica, New York may be able to inform you as to whether a wrongful termination has occurred, and can assist you in preparing the required documents for your case. There may also be unique or unfamiliar procedures, and an attorney can guide you through these as well.

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Life in Utica

Utica is part of New York's Oneida County. Per the 2010 census, it has a population of 62,235 people.

The city is known for its beautiful attractions. Popular ones include the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, Mohawk Valley Ballet, Sculpture Space, Adirondack Scenic Railroad and Union Station, The Utica Symphony Orchestra, and The Utica Zoo.

Famous residents include Tommy DeCarlo, Chris Garrett, Steve Wynn, Art Mills, Dick Clark, Fran Cosmo, and Ron O'Neal.

Attorneys live and practice in Utica as well. These attorneys practice in many areas of law and focus on providing excellent legal services.

All in all, Utica is a wonderful place to live or visit.

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