Knoxville Wrongful Termination Attorney

Contact Us Today!
Knoxville Wrongful Termination Attorney

There are few things worse and more insulting than being fired or laid off from a job for no good reason. If you believe you were wrongfully let go from your job, you should consider speaking with an experienced Knoxville wrongful termination lawyer here at Morris & Doolan, PLLC. We have fought on behalf of countless clients who believe they were wrongfully terminated over the years, and we are prepared to fight for you, too. Contact Morris & Doolan, PLLC today to learn more about wrongful termination claims and how we can assist you through every step of the process ahead.

Knoxville Wrongful Termination Attorney | Fighting for You

The first thing you should understand is that Tennessee is an employment-at-will state, which means that employers in Tennessee have the legal right to hire or fire an employee for any reason, or no reason at all. For this reason, wrongful termination claims are particularly difficult to win. This is why if you believe you’ve been fired or laid off wrongfully, the most important thing you can do is speak with an experienced Knoxville employment attorney as soon as you can.

Wrongful Termination Defined

Despite the fact that Tennessee is an employment-at-will state, employers still are not allowed to fire their employees solely because of a protected class. For example, if you can prove that your employer fired you because of your race, gender, disability, or any other protected class, you will most likely have a valid wrongful termination claim. Further, if you believe that you were fired in retaliation for reporting an act of wrongdoing or discrimination within your company, you may also have a valid wrongful termination claim.

If you believe that your position was wrongfully terminated, you should ask your employer to put his or her reason for termination in writing. You should then work to collect emails, text messages, or pictures/videos that can help prove your suspicion that you were fired solely because of your employer discriminating against a protected class.

Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for wrongful termination claims in Tennessee is, typically, 180 days. This means that you will have to bring your claim to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission within 180 days of the wrongful termination occurring. If you wait any longer than 180 days from the date you are fired, you will most likely permanently lose your right to bring your claim. Our legal team is here to help you today.

Contact a Knoxville Wrongful Termination Attorney

Losing a job because of something you cannot control is unacceptable, and our legal team is prepared to fight for your rights through every step of the claims process ahead. Contact Morris & Doolan, PLLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our competent legal team.

Morris Doolan white logo

Contact Us For Your
Free Consultation!

865-895-4111

Read Our
Recent Blogs

previous slide arrow
next slide arrow
Workers compensation benefits in Tennessee | What to know

Workers compensation benefits in Tennessee | What to know

Our firm recognizes the stress and setback an injury on the job can have on you, your family, and your career. As a result, the state of Tennessee has workers’ compensation benefits that are available to those who need compensation for the time they will miss out on due to their injuries. Reach out to Read More

Worker Retaliation Rights in Tennessee | What to Know

Worker Retaliation Rights in Tennessee | What to Know

If you believe your rights have been violated under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, read on. Worker retaliation is unacceptable and our skilled Knoxville worker retaliation attorney is here to defend you and your future. What are my rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964? The law protects all employees who document an Read More

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in Tennessee | What to Know

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in Tennessee | What to Know

It is important to recognize your rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and your legal options if your rights have been violated. Read on and reach out to our Knoxville FMLA attorney today to learn more. What is the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in Tennessee? The Family Medical Leave Act, also referred Read More

The Different Types of Workplace Discrimination in Tennessee

The Different Types of Workplace Discrimination in Tennessee

Our firm recognizes the stress you may be feeling if you have been discriminated against by your employer. Know that you are not alone and our firm can help you defend your rights. Give us a call today to speak with a Knoxville employment discrimination attorney today. We are on your side. What kinds of Read More

Denied Rightful Pay in Tennessee? | Here Are Your Options

Denied Rightful Pay in Tennessee? | Here Are Your Options

If you have questions or concerns about whether you were denied rightful pay in Tennessee, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our Knoxville wage & hour law attorney is here to help. Am I being denied rightful pay? The Fair Labor Standards Act states that your employer must obey a number Read More

View More