Wrongful Termination Lawyers
in Dover, DE

Wrongful Termination Is A Serious Employment Matter

Wrongful termination is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for employees, both personally and professionally. Whether it’s due to discrimination, retaliation, or other unlawful reasons, losing a job can be a traumatic experience, especially when it was unjustified. The lawyers at Schmittinger & Rodriguez understand the complexities of a wrongful termination claim and work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive fair treatment under the law. With a proven track record of success, the firm is committed to fighting for justice and helping clients move forward with their lives.

A Schmittinger & Rodriguez wrongful termination attorney is knowledgeable of all aspects of employment law, including cases of wrongful termination, and with wrongful termination cases. With years of experience and a team of wrongful termination lawyers, the firm is committed to providing clients with the legal support and representation they need to protect their rights in the workplace.

What Is Wrongful Termination In Delaware?

Wrongful termination is a complex area of employment law encompassing many legal issues that can leave employees feeling confused, frustrated, and unsure of their rights. Wrongful termination includes:

    • Wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires an employee for an illegal reason or in violation of an employment agreement or public policy.

    • Illegal reasons for termination can include discrimination based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, age, religion, or disability, retaliation for reporting workplace violations or complaints, or breach of an employment contract.

    • Violations of public policy can include firing an employee for taking time off for jury duty or military service, or for refusing to participate in illegal activities.

    • In Delaware, employees are presumed to be at-will, which means that they can be fired for any reason that is not illegal. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as when an employer violates an implied contract or public policy.

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, it is important to seek legal advice from a wrongful termination lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced employment attorney can evaluate your case and help you understand the issues related to local laws, state laws, and federal laws and how they may apply to your circumstances and claim. The wrongful termination attorneys at Schmittinger & Rodriguez are experienced and will understand your legal issues and legal needs and help you determine if you have a wrongful termination case against your employers.

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. We offer compassionate and professional legal representation and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests and collect the damages you are entitled to in wrongful termination lawsuits.

Can An At-Will Employee Have A Wrongful Termination Case?

Yes, an at-will employee can be wrongfully terminated in Delaware. While Delaware is an at-will employment state, which means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason that is not illegal or in violation of public policy. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

An employer cannot terminate an at-will employee for discriminatory reasons, such as race, gender, age, religion, national origin, or disability. Employers also cannot retaliate against an employee for reporting illegal activities, filing a workers’ compensation claim, or engaging in protected activities such as union organizing or whistle-blowing. Additionally, an employer cannot terminate an employee for refusing to engage in illegal activity or for taking time off for jury duty or military service.

If an at-will employee believes they have been wrongfully terminated in violation of these exceptions, they may have legal recourse to pursue wrongful termination cases. It is important for employees to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful termination attorney to evaluate their case, explain their legal options, and advocate for their rights.

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Contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we understand how difficult and stressful it can be to experience wrongful workplace events. Our team has decades of combined experience handling these sensitive matters offering clients peace of mind that they and their loved ones are legally protected.

If you or someone you love has an employment or labor law issue, contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez today for a consultation. YOUR CASE. OUR PRIORITY.

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What Our Clients Say

Brian Jenkins
2023-10-05
Mr Catts went above and beyond to handle my complicated case. The level of professionalism is second to none. The staff and Mr. Catts were kind, courteous, and listened to my concerns with compassion. I would recomend this firm to anyone needing legal help. They earned my trust in am amazing way.
Linda Wilson
2023-10-04
Mr Catts and his legal team went above and beyond for me. They never stopped pursuing all avenues to get the compensation that I deserved. The staff was courteous and showed compassion. I felt like they really cared about my injuries. I highly recommend their services to anyone
Tatiana Sida-Amor
2023-09-17
I was recommended to this law office by my doctor after my car accident in the summer of 2021. I ended up working with Mr. Catts. I appreciate how forthcoming and hardworking he was about my case. The office is extremely professional to ensure that I got the best settlement that I could get. The open communication eased my mind and allowed me to handle things I needed to for myself. Definitely recommend them if you want lawyers that give you results.
Kathyjo Mays
2023-09-07
I recommend them highly and have referred them to many of my friends and family. Very informative and def kept me up to date about my case. Schmittinger & Rodriguez def worked very hard for me.
Mary Zober
2023-09-06
The staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable. The firm worked on getting my settlement and kept me informed every step of the way.
Sharonda goode
2023-08-15
Great experience! Doug Catts, Ryan and Ms. Kaye are awesome to work with. Very professional, friendly & knowledgeable. They are expensive. But get the job done & in a timely manner. I use Mr. Catts for all my legal needs.
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2023-08-15
I will recommend this lawyer to any one, I feel like crying. He is kind, patient and a good listener. He solved your problem and at the end advice you. Thank you very much.
Cheryl Rowe
2023-08-15
Doug is personable...assertive and he will get the job done!
Patsy Ware
2023-08-14
Schmittinger and Rodriquez attorney Doug Catts is the best, I highly recommend him. As an attorney he is forthright, honest, transparent and sincere. Doug Catts and his staff are amazing.

The Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Hiring an experienced Delaware wrongful termination lawyer ensures that you have the right attorney with whom you can share confidential information and file a wrongful discrimination claim for any violation of employment law.

At Schmittinger & Rodriguez, we understand how difficult and stressful it can be to experience wrongful termination. Our team has decades of combined experience handling these sensitive matters offering clients peace of mind that they and their loved ones are legally protected.

If you or someone you love has been wrongfully terminated, contact Schmittinger & Rodriguez today for a consultation. YOUR CASE. OUR PRIORITY.

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Damages You May Be Able To Collect

If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you may be wondering what kind of damages you can collect in wrongful termination lawsuits. Damages may include:

    • Back pay: If you were fired in violation of a contract or an employment law, you may be entitled to back pay for the wages and benefits you lost as a result of your termination.

    • Front pay: In some cases, it may not be possible to be reinstated to your former position. In this case, you may be entitled to front pay, which compensates you for the income you would have earned if you had not been wrongfully terminated.

    • Emotional distress damages: Wrongful termination can be a traumatic experience that can cause emotional distress, anxiety, and depression. If you can show that you suffered emotional distress as a result of your termination, you may be able to collect damages for this harm.

    • Punitive damages: In cases of particularly egregious conduct, you may be able to collect punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish the employer and deter similar conduct in the future.

    • Attorney fees and costs: If you win your case, you may be able to recover your attorneys’ fees and costs, which can be substantial in employment law cases.

As Delaware employment lawyers, we understand the financial and emotional toll that wrongful termination can take on our clients. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your losses. We will evaluate your case, explain your legal options, and advocate for your rights every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

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