Understand what your legal rights are when you’ve been laid off. Knowing the difference between an illegal layoff and a layoff that was simply unfair can help you decide whether to fight or move on.
Employment in most states is “at will,” meaning you can quit or the company can fire you without cause. However, companies still have to follow federal and state employment laws covering issues such as discrimination and layoff notices.
If you think discrimination played a part in your layoff, Contact The Cochran Firm New York for legal help.
Federal laws that prohibit discrimination include:
How do you deal with a massive layoff? If you work for a large company, The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, may cover you. This act sets rules for notifying workers about large company layoffs and closures.
Employee handbooks typically cover layoffs, severance, pay for unused vacation time and any duties to return any company equipment. An employer can change the rules in their handbook and then do a layoff under the new rules.
A lawsuit found in your favor can result in back pay, damages, and attorneys’ fees. After a thorough evaluation with your attorney, they can tell you whether your layoff appears to be legal or illegal.
Losing your job can be stressful, so it’s helpful to have someone there to offer advice and guidance. If you believe you have been illegally laid off from work or a victim of employment discrimination, contact The Cochran Firm New York today at 212-553-9215.
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