Employment Attorney in Portland
Wrongful Termination Lawyer in Portland
Even though Oregon is an At-will state, an employer still cannot fire an employee for unlawful and illegal reasons. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, you need one of the best employment attorney Portland has to offer.
It is unlawful and illegal for an Oregon employer to fire an employee on the basis of an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, physical or mental disability, personal or family medical condition, work injury, marital status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, military status, smoking or because the employee complains about employer's unsafe and illegal practices, or because employee complains about his or her wages, hours or benefits. Having an effective employment attorney, Portland residents can feel secure knowing that their rights are protected.
More importantly, an employer cannot punish or retaliate against an employee for reporting or opposing discrimination or harassment of any type, even if it is on behalf of another employee. An employee who is fired or is forced to quit because the employer made it difficult to work there, can have a good claim for wrongful termination and can recover past or future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and other benefits. The employer will also have to pay for your attorney's fees and costs.
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated, call us immediately at (503) 243-4545 or fill out our Contact Form on the website for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Portland employment attorney.