Louisiana, like many states, is a work at will state which means employers can fire you for almost any reason. In fact, your employer doesn’t even need a reason to fire you. In most cases, they can terminate you at any time with no repercussions. However, there are exceptions, and you might have a valid case of wrongful termination and could receive compensation.
Why Was I Wrongfully Terminated?
If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, you should set up a consultation with one of our top-notch employment law attorneys to help you decide what steps you need to take next. They are honest and reliable and devote their individual attention to your case. When you set up a consultation, you can get the answers you need and learn what comes next for your case.
Below are several reasons why you may have a valid wrongful termination claim:
Breach of Contract
Time off Work
Worker’s Compensation Claims
We’ll discuss some of the common causes of wrongful termination listed above in more detail next. If you believe your employer was wrong to fire you, we recommend you speak with an employment law attorney in Louisiana to decide if you have a valid wrongful termination claim
Breach of Contract- If you signed a contract guaranteeing your job is secured, you might have a valid wrongful termination claim.
Whistleblower-Employees cannot be fired for reporting (LA Rev Stat § 23:968) reporting illegal activities or assisting a federal or state agency with an investigation or other legal matter.
Retaliation- Under Louisiana law, a business cannot fire an employee for reporting child sexual abuse when the abuser is a coworker, manager or business owner.
Workers’ compensation- It is illegal for a Louisiana employer to fire an employee for making a workers’ compensation claim. If you were fired because you made a claim, contact the following:
Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration
P.O. Box 94040
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9040
Jury duty- An employee cannot be terminated if they are called for jury duty no matter how long they will be in court.
Military service- Members of the U.S. armed services, reserves, and National Guard cannot be fired while on active duty, deployment or attending training exercises.
If you need to file a complaint about your wrongful termination, you can contact the following depending on the reason you were fired:
Louisiana Workforce Commission
1001 N. 23rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
If you were wrongfully fired, let USAttorneys.com connect you with an employment law attorney in Louisiana. They can help you determine if you have a valid wrongful termination claim and care eligible for compensation for their lost wages, court costs, and legal fees. Call and set up a consultation with a local lawyer and learn choices you have to recover compensation.
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