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Wrongful Termination: Lawyers For Employment Contracts

If you don't have an employment contract, you are usually considered an "at-will" employee. This means your employer can fire you for any lawful reason, or even for no reason at all, at any time. However, keep in mind that there are laws protecting you from being fired based on certain characteristics that are considered protected categories. These include your race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age (if you are over 40), disability, or taking FMLA leave.

If you report harassment related to protected categories or any other illegal behavior in your workplace, your employer cannot retaliate against you. They also cannot change your pay or employment conditions based on those protected categories. There are time limits for bringing employment claims, so if you need help to understand your rights, please contact Dooley Gembala for a free consultation as soon as possible.

If you have an employment contract and were terminated, with or without cause, you may be entitled to compensation under the terms of your employment contract. Often, employers find pretextual reasons to avoid paying employees what they’re owed. Don’t let this happen to you! Our lawyers have significant experience fighting for — and recovering — compensation owed to executive and upper-level employees.

Protect Your Rights and Ensure Your Compensation

No matter the circumstances of your termination, it is important to know your rights — and your employer’s obligations. We are here to help guide you through the process of recovering what’s due to you, and ensuring that your employer is held accountable.

Our knowledgeable and experienced legal team understands how to protect the rights of employees and ensure they receive the compensation they’re owed. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. You can reach out to us via phone at (440) 930-4001 or visit our firm at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it illegal for my employer to terminate me without cause?

It depends on the type of employment contract you have. If you are an at-will employee, then generally speaking, your employer can terminate you without cause. However, there are some exceptions, such as termination based on a protected characteristic (e.g., race or gender). In that case, your termination would be considered wrongful and could be grounds for legal action against your employer.

What type of damages am I entitled to if I was wrongfully terminated?

The amount of compensation that you are entitled to will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. Generally speaking, courts may award damages such as back pay, lost wages, and emotional distress. An experienced attorney can evaluate the facts of your case to determine what type of relief you may be eligible for.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit against my employer?

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful termination lawsuit varies from state to state, so it’s important to consult with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible in order to understand your rights and determine when the time limit expires. In some states, you may only have one year or less from the date of termination in which to file a claim.

What should I do if I believe I have been wrongfully terminated?

Contact an experienced employment contract lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and advise you on the best course of action. At Dooley Gembala, our attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 440-930-4001 for a free consultation or visit our firm at 5455 Detroit Road, Sheffield Village, Ohio 44054.


Dooley Gembala is among the top-rated law firms in the Lorain County area. From corporate litigation to family disputes, there is a specialized attorney at Dooley Gembala who can tend to your legal needs. With more than 30 practice areas, clients can rest assured that the attorneys at Dooley Gembala have the expertise and experience needed for successful outcomes. Schedule your consultation online here or give us a call at (440) 930-4001. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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