April 6, 2015

Wrongful Termination

For over 20 years, our firm has stood up for employees who have suffered financial and other harm because of illegal actions by their employers. In numerous challenging cases, we have succeeded on behalf of our clients. We have learned that hard work, careful research and skilled advocacy can make the difference in employment lawsuits.

Washington State follows the doctrine of “at-will employment,” meaning that either party to an employment relationship may terminate the relationship at any time, and for any reason. While this initially seems to relieve employers from any liability for wrongful discharge, there are certain statutory and common law reasons which may subject an employer to liability for terminating an employee.

An employer can’t terminate an employee if the termination is based on illegal discrimination, retaliation, or violations of public policy.  Union members and government employees may have additional rights and protections that aren’t available to employees in the private sector. An employer can’t fire an employee if there is an employment contract in place that provides that the employee can’t be fired unless there is just cause.

Regardless of how you and your employer parted ways, it is wise to consult an attorney to discuss your termination or resignation and to ensure you have not been taken advantage of. If you think you have been wrongfully terminated, contact The Blankenship Law Firm today. We will review the facts of your case, federal and state law and, if applicable, your employment contract to determine whether you have a claim against your employer for wrongful termination or breach of contract.

Our attorneys have achieved phenomenal and proven results both in and outside of the courtroom for clients in a variety of industries. No employer is too large to not be held accountable under the law, and we have successfully litigated against the largest entities from the U..S. Navy to multiple Fortune 200 corporations.