Colorado employers are authorized to make hiring and firing decisions based on many factors. Generally, Colorado employees are employed “at-will.” Employment “at-will” means that employers in Colorado may terminate employees for virtually any reason, even if that reason is illogical or unfair, or even wrong (if not unlawful).
Employers are not allowed to make hiring or firing decisions for illegal reasons, however. If you have been fired or laid off and you believe it was based on illegal grounds or against the terms of your employment contract, you should take immediate action to protect your rights. Moreover, you should not simply accept that your termination was not a wrongful termination that gives rise to a legal claim because it was illegal.
Our dedicated and skilled Denver wrongful termination lawyers are strong advocates for workers who have been wrongly fired or laid off illegally. If you or a loved one believe you have been wrongfully terminated, please do not hesitate to contact our Denver office to speak with one of our Colorado wrongful termination attorneys. For a free and fully confidential consultation, please call our office at 720-784-7717.
Colorado is an “at-will” employment state, which means that employers and employees are generally free to end their employment relationship at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all. Employers are not allowed to terminate employment for an illegal (in other words unlawful) reason, however, or if the worker is protected by their employment contract.
Many employees believe that they can sue their employer for terminating their employment for an unfair or illogical reason. Unfortunately, in Colorado, employers are allowed to fire employees for any reason, even if that reason is unfair or does not make sense, or even for no discernable reason at all. To bring a claim against your former employer, you must have been terminated for an illegal reason. Speaking to one of our experienced Denver wrongful termination lawyers can help you determine if you have a case. Our attorneys will walk through the facts of your employment and termination and answer any questions you may have about if you have a claim.
The experienced Denver Colorado wrongful termination attorneys at Coffman Legal will work directly with you to make sure you have a strong foundation of reliable evidence before bringing a case for wrongful termination.
In order for a termination to be unlawful, an employer generally must have violated federal or state law while making the decision to terminate. Some examples of federal laws that protect employees are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Both of these laws protect employees from being terminated or laid off because of discrimination, retaliation, or because of disability. Some common reasons why wrongful termination lawsuits are filed in Colorado include:
If you or a loved one believe you have been terminated or laid off for a discriminatory or other unlawful reason, in retaliation for a protected activity, or in violation of your employment contract, our Colorado wrongful termination lawyers are here to help. In certain cases, you may have little time to begin the legal process against your employer, so it is imperative that you call and speak to one of our Denver Colorado wrongful termination attorneys today. A thorough consultation will allow our skilled wrongful termination lawyers to assess what potential legal claims you may have for wrongful termination and advise as to how quickly you must act in order to preserve your rights to assert a wrongful termination legal claim.
The experienced Denver Colorado wrongful termination lawyers at Coffman Legal have represented many workers in wrongful termination cases against their employers. If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, our attorneys will evaluate your case, answer any questions you may have, and provide advice on the best path going forward. For a free and fully confidential consultation, please call 720-784-7717 and speak to one of our Denver wrongful termination attorneys today.