Wrongful Termination Claims

Because New York is an “at-will” state, an employer can technically terminate an employee at any time and without reason. However, employees cannot be fired for reasons that violate their rights, such as gender, race, or marital status. Additionally, employees cannot be terminated for refusing to do something illegal or reporting an employer’s illegal activities to the authorities. New York State Labor Law dictates that workers cannot be fired for recreational or political activities outside of work, union membership, or making a complaint about a labor law provision.