At Aviso Law, we understand how difficult and demoralizing it can be to face wrongful discharge from a job. Whether based on discriminatory reasons or an employee’s refusal to engage in illegal conduct, wrongful discharge is illegal; when faced with this situation, call on the experienced employment lawyers at Aviso Law. At Aviso Law our Colorado Springs and Denver employment law attorneys are experts in managing matters of wrongful discharge, and we have the experience skill and client focused approach to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
The general rule is that Colorado is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer does not need a reason to terminate an employee’s employment. Though this is the case, employers still cannot fire employees for unlawful reasons. For example, it is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee based upon their race, gender, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disabilities, age or marital status.
It is also unlawful for a Colorado employer to fire an employee for reasons that violate public policy. What this means is that if there is a good societal reason to prevent an employer from firing an employee, then the employer cannot fire the employee. A good example is that an employer cannot fire an employee for refusing to engage in illegal conduct. Another example is that an employer cannot fire an employee for reporting illegal activity. In either of these cases, or in other cases where the firing of an employee violates public policy, the employer can be held accountable under Colorado law.
At Aviso Law we continually strive to provide skilled representation to individuals who have had their employment terminated for unlawful reasons. Whether an employee was terminated based upon discriminatory reasons or in violation of public policy, we vow to serve the needs of those who have been unlawfully fired by their employer. As experienced trial lawyers with proven litigation success, we seek to obtain the best results possible for our clients, in pre-trial settlements and at trial.