Wrongful Termination
Has a disgruntled employee tried to strike back at you with a claim for wrongful termination? You’re probably not alone. Since the recession began, the number of such claims around the country has risen dramatically. In turn, so have costly settlements. While it is natural to feel pressure to simple put a case behind you, with a little knowledge and diligent representation, you may soon realize you shouldn’t be bullied into settling at all.

Why? The default rule in our country is that most, if not all of your employees are likely employees “at-will.” This is a difficult presumption for any plaintiff to overcome and at its core it means that you are entitled to terminate an employee for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all. Indeed, in the vast majority of cases, unless your company terminated someone for a reason that is itself illegal, the employee should have no recourse against you in a wrongful termination claim.

While three major exceptions to at-will status do exist, North Carolina employers are even safer than most, because our state has only recognized a single one of these exceptions since they first crawled out of California in 1959.

At Garrett, Walker & Aycoth, we will examine every aspect of the claim against you and fight vigorously to protect your prerogative to make personnel decisions on your term. Our knowledge of this specific area, based on research of the law nationwide and proven through publication will give you the best opportunity to stave off your former employee’s inevitable attempt to skirt the at-will rule. We offer affordable representation in such cases and stand ready to help you swiftly swat away specious claims.

Call us today at (336) 379-0539 to schedule an in-depth consultation with our Greensboro Employment Lawyers.