Fifth post in the series, New York Employees: What Your Employer Knows and You Should Learn Now
You Were Wrongfully Discharged and You Want To Sue. Many states, including New York, are employment-at-will states. That means if you don’t like your job, you have a right to quit and if your employer decides one day that it doesn’t like you, it can fire you. Neither you nor the employer has to have a reason, much less a good reason. This rule can be varied with a contract, including a union collective bargaining agreement. It is also limited by the civil rights acts that protect you from discrimination and other statutes, some of which are listed on our Employment Law Practice Areas page. You will need intelligent legal advice before you will know whether you have a valid legal claim.