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.
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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.