Binghamton Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Were you told that your employers in New York have a right to fire you at any time and for any reason without having to show just cause, so you felt powerless to fight back when you were wrongfully fired? While it’s true that New York is an “at-will” state where employers can terminate your employment at any time for a work-related reason, they are not allowed to fire you for reasons that are under the protection standards of New York’s Workplace Protection Laws or the Federal Civil Rights Act. If your employer fired you for any of the reasons the law considers illegal, you can — and should — file a claim for wrongful termination.

The law firm of Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, in Binghamton, has decades of combined experience seeking resolutions for wrongful terminations in New York State. Our client-centered representation is ideally suited to help your recover compensation, damages, and even reinstatement to your position.

Isn’t New York a Fire At-Will State?

Your employer has the right to fire you without showing just cause in an at-will state like New York. However, worker protection and anti-discrimination laws still apply to New York employers. Your employer must strictly adhere to these employment laws, even in an at-will state. You deserve compensation if you know that you were wrongfully terminated from your position for any of the following illegal reasons:

    • Race discrimination
    • Gender discrimination</li


  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Discrimination due to sexuality or transgender status
  • Religious discrimination
  • Retaliation for filing a sexual harassment claim
  • Retaliation for filing for worker’s compensation
  • Retaliation for complaining of a safety issue in the workplace
  • Fired after taking time away from work for jury duty or active military duty
  • Fired for whistleblowing against an employer’s fraud or other wrong-doing

If you were fired for any of the protected reasons above, or wrongfully terminated on grounds not permitted by an existing contract with your employer, then you have a strong case for a wrongful termination claim and your employer owes you compensation. Contact a Binghamton workplace discrimination lawyer today.

What You Have to Gain From a Wrongful Termination Claim

If you experienced wrongful termination for any of the protected reasons above, you should speak to an attorney about your case to see if you have a valid claim under New York’s Work Place Protection Laws. While compensation depends on the specifics of each case, you may be entitled to a substantial amount in damages including:

  • Recovery of all lost income with interest
  • Recovery of lost benefits
  • Compensation for the emotional distress resulting from financial losses and anguish caused by wrongful termination
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal fees and costs

You may even qualify for reinstatement if you wish to return to your position. You deserve justice if you experienced wrongful termination in Binghamton or any location in Central New York. Our legal team is ready to fight for your rights.

Why Choose Us for Your Wrongful Termination Claim

At Gatusso & Ciotoli, PLLC, we have decades of combined experience navigating New York’s employment laws, including wrongful termination claims. Our successful record and stellar reputation give us standing in the New York Court System which increases the likelihood of success in your case. We collect legal fees only after securing substantial damages for compensation for your lost income and emotional stress. Call our Binghamton office today so we can evaluate your case.