Were You Illegally Fired From Your Job?
Idaho is considered an “employment at will” state. This means that you can quit or your employer can fire you without notice for basically any reason or for no reason at all. There is one major exception, however: It is illegal to fire someone based on a protected characteristic. If you were fired and believe that it was due to illegal discrimination, contact the skilled attorneys at Johnson & Monteleone, L.L.P. We’ve been serving clients in Boise and the entire Treasure Valley area of Idaho for more than 25 years, including those who have suffered wrongful termination.
When Is A Termination Considered Wrongful?
Wrongful termination generally means that your employer has violated state or federal anti-discrimination laws in firing you. Anti-discrimination laws are designed to protect minorities, people with disabilities and other specified groups from discrimination in the workplace. Some examples of protected characteristics include:
- Race or color
- National origin
- Pregnancy status
- Age (if you are over 40)
If you have been terminated and you believe that it was due to discrimination rather than because of performance or another legitimate reason, you may have a basis for a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Contact Us To Learn More
Johnson & Monteleone, L.L.P. offers free initial consultations to all prospective clients. To discuss your case with us and learn more about how we can help you, contact us today to schedule your first meeting with one of our attorneys. You can reach out online or call 208-296-7701.