Wrongful Termination, Laws and Definition | Fitapelli &  Schaffer

The law limits the amount of time you have to bring a lawsuit. The amount of time you have to bring a claim varies by state law, federal law and type of claim. If you believe you have been discharged unfairly from a former employer, it’s better to seek advice and take legal action sooner than later. A statute of limitations is the amount of time a person has to take legal action against any wrongful party, or in the case of wrongful termination, the former employer. After the time has passed, no lawsuit can be filed that seeks monetary damages. 

In New York, the statute of limitations for most wrongful termination claims can be as short as 180 days or as long as 3 years. It is important that you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible, so you do not miss any important legal deadlines. The NY employment lawyers of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP offer a free consultation to review your potential wrongful termination case.

We Represent Employees Only

Our New York City employment lawyers focus exclusively on the representation of employees. We have successfully litigated numerous wrongful termination cases on behalf of many employees who work or have worked in New York City or New York State against some of the biggest New York employers, resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP work tirelessly to advocate for the rights of hard working employees who have been subjected to wrongful termination and other violations of New York and federal employment laws.

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The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP do not charge or collect any fees directly from clients or prospective clients.  Our employment lawyers instead work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect a percentage of the monetary award that you receive. Our employment lawyers also provide free consultations to help you individually address your employment situation and determine whether you may have a wrongful termination claim, or any other employment related claim.

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Conveniently Located

The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are easily accessible in the heart of the financial district in New York City at 28 Liberty Street, between William and Nassau Street. For the convenience of our clients, we are located within walking distance of the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, and Z trains. Our employment lawyers provide experienced employment law services for employees in New York City, New York State and nationwide.

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