It is increasingly common for faculty and staff at colleges and universities to face wrongful termination, particularly for expressing views that may be unpopular with university leadership. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, you need an experienced higher education employment lawyer who can assess your case and help you understand your legal options. Contact Allen Harris today to learn more about how our firm can guide you through every step of the process ahead.
Protecting Your Rights
While employers often have substantial latitude in making employment decisions, federal and state civil rights laws — including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – prevent employers from discriminating on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, color, gender, national origin, and more. Public employers, like state universities, also cannot terminate employees for reasons that violate the First Amendment.
Bringing a Wrongful Termination Claim
If you believe you are facing discrimination at work, either because of your membership in a protected group or because of your political views, the most important thing is to document everything in the event you are terminated. And in the event you are terminated, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced wrongful termination lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you assess your legal options.
Contact A Wrongful Termination Lawyer
Wrongful termination is not uncommon on college and university campuses, but if it happens to you, you have rights. Our firm is here to fight for you through every step of the process ahead. Contact Allen Harris today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm so we can get started.