Challenging A Wrongful Termination

If you exercised your rights in the course of employment that are guaranteed to you by state or federal statutes, and your employer took action against you, it may be possible to file a workplace retaliation claim against that company. Wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge are illegal but many employees do not understand how the law protects them against such actions.

At the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates, our employment law attorneys can explain your rights to you and help you stand up to your employer. We encourage you to give us a call to discuss your specific situation. From our office in Alton, we serve clients in the Metro East area and across southern Illinois.

With nearly 40 years of legal experience, our lawyers have consistently found success in employment law actions, including those involving discrimination and sexual harassment. Employees who have been wronged should seek accountability from those who are responsible.

Was Your Termination Wrongful?

It can often be difficult to prove that a dismissal was retaliatory. Someone who has been fired or demoted due to retaliation, discrimination or harassment is often presented with other reasons for the dismissal and it can take a thorough investigation to prove what actually happened. Reasons for wrongful termination and retaliation often include:

  • Filing a workers' compensation claim and reporting on-the-job accidents
  • Reporting fraud and other violations of state and federal laws
  • Discrimination or sexual harassment
  • Reporting unpaid overtime and wage and hour abuses
  • Reporting other wrongdoing by the company, including environmental violations

At John J. Hopkins & Associates, we pride ourselves on taking cases that have merit, are not frivolous, and that provide clients who have been wronged with a source of justice and accountability. Our selectiveness has allowed us to build a strong track record of success in handling employment law cases.

Protect Your Rights Under Federal And State Law

If you have been the victim of employer retaliation or wrongful termination, you deserve a lawyer on your side who will listen to your concerns and work with you to find the recourse you deserve. Contact us at John J. Hopkins & Associates in Alton, Illinois, to schedule a free initial consultation by calling toll free at 888-779-6064. All cases are taken on a contingency basis.