Do You Need a DC Wrongful Termination Lawyer?
Have you been the victim of an unfair termination in Washington, DC?
- Do you need to protect your career because you reported your employer’s illegal or unethical conduct?
- Are your reputation and financial stability on the line because you did the right thing and spoke out?
Although an employee is generally considered to be employed “at will” and can be discharged by an employer for any reason or for no reason at all, most jurisdictions, including Washington, D.C., have adopted public policy exceptions to protect employees who disclose criminal, illegal, unethical or unsafe practices. These exceptions are often referred to as wrongful discharge laws. In addition, the public policy exception to the employment-at-will doctrine protects employees who refuse to engage in illegal conduct. If you were fired illegally, bringing a claim of wrongful discharge may help in getting your job back.