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Nevada Wrongful Termination
By Heidi Turner
Nevada wrongful termination lawsuits allege employees in Nevada have been wrongfully terminated from their employment. Although Nevada is an "employment-at-will" state, there are exceptions to this, which can allow for wrongful termination lawsuits to be filed.
Nevada employment is considered to be "at-will" meaning that either the employer or employee can terminate the working relationship at any time and for any reason. This means that an employee can be fired from his or her employment for any reason or no reason at all.
Nevada "At-Will" Employment
There are exceptions to the at-will doctrine, however. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate based on sex, race, color, national origin, age, disability or religion. If an employee is fired for any of those reasons—or for any other protected characteristic—then the employee may be able to file a wrongful termination lawsuit.
Nevada Wrongful Termination Laws
Nevada also recognizes the public policy exception to at-will employment. This means that if the employment termination goes against Nevada's public policy, then the employee may be able to file a Nevada wrongful termination lawsuit. Public policy exceptions typically include being fired for refusing to break the law while at work or filing a workers' compensation claim after a job-related injury.
If the employee has a written or an implied contract with the employer and the termination violates that contract, the employee may be able to file a lawsuit. For example, if the employer says or writes that the employee will only be fired in certain circumstances and those circumstances to not exist, the employee may have a wrongful termination claim.
Nevada also recognizes the covenant-of-good faith exception to employment-at-will. This means that employer decisions to terminate an employee cannot be made in bad faith.
Employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their work may fight to be reinstated to their position and be able to recover lost wages, fees and costs associated with bringing the lawsuit. In some circumstances punitive damages may be sought.
Nevada Wrongful Termination Lawsuits
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I am looking for an employment lawyer, for a case of wrongful termination. Violation of my legal rights and retaliation
I was fired after I let my head of Human resources know that in a way to a company function,my manager drove 150 miles, round trip, srunk. Even stopped at a gas station and drank another beer. She also peed in and cup, in traffic, with me, 4 other coworkers, and our Regional manager sitting inn the car next to her. I was then forced to sign and company-wide confidential agreement, not to talk and bout this incident ever again. A week later I was fired. Please help.
I was recently employed by this company which from my research is an outstanding employer in this community, hence why I took the opportunity when it was offered. They hired me fully knowing I was over qualified for this position. However, through the course of a month the overwhelming work load was outrageous for 1 person to keep up with minimal training. I was assigned to sit with 2 different people with 2 different ways of training, I brought this up to the supervisors attention several times without any solution for my concerns, especially when audits come into play. Yes, I made some mistakes. However, the other 2 employees where given the opportunity to fix their mistakes without repercussion. In my case, copies upon copies were made of mistakes & no opportunity was given to me to fix them. Furthermore, I was told I wasn't asking enough questions nor asking for help. I disagree, on numerous occasions I asked for help without any action being taken.
No disciplinary action giving me the opportunity to improve was taken, nothing in writing was submitted, and only course of action was taking me into HR letting me know that due to my mistakes this would be my last day.
Question is, do I have grounds to file a wrongful termination suit. This is on my record now & I feel this is unjust & unfair.
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