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Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC

325 Eighth Street

Huntington, WV 25701-2225

Phone (304) 523-2100

Toll Free (866) 617-4736

Wrongful Termination Defense

Tristate Wrongful Termination Defense Attorney

There are significant local, state, and federal regulations of the employer/employee relationship that provides numerous protections to employees. Therefore, the decision to dismiss an employee should only be reached after full consideration of potential wrongful termination claims and, ideally, after consulting with an experienced wrongful termination defense attorney.

How a Tristate Wrongful Termination Defense Attorney Can Protect Your Business

Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC provides comprehensive employment counsel to help businesses avoid wrongful termination claims and defend against claims that are made.

We work with your company to avoid claims by helping to develop effective management practices in areas like these:

  • Policy and procedure development;
  • Employee handbook drafting;
  • Compliance review;
  • Human resources and supervisory training; and
  • Employee discipline and investigation.

If a dismissal is challenged, our attorneys are skilled at defending the company in any setting. We have extensive experience before state equal employment regulatory agencies, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts. Our approach is to get the matter resolved with the least adverse impact to the company, in terms of both time spent and cost.

Types of Wrongful Termination Claims

The fact is that a terminated employee may file a wrongful termination claim over just about anything, but to survive for very long, the claim must allege a violation of state or federal law, a breach of an employment contract, or articulate certain common law claims. Some of the most common claims are these:

  • Discrimination or retaliation based on race, age, gender, religious affiliation, national origin, or other protected class;
  • Discharge for engaging in legally protected conduct;
  • Termination in violation of a substantial public policy;
  • Discharge in violation of civil service and similar laws in public employment;
  • Violation of a collective bargaining agreement; and
  • Breach of an actual or implied employment contract.

At Jenkins Fenstermaker, we are well schooled in how to litigate a claim from the time of filing to the point of resolution. Our attorneys are skilled at getting baseless claims dismissed, negotiating settlements when appropriate, and engaging in courtroom litigation when necessary.

Your Tristate Wrongful Termination Defense Attorney

Knowing what issues may occur before discharging an employee and knowing how to apply the law correctly to your facts, are key to preparing a successful wrongful termination defense.

For over 90 years, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC has provided businesses in the West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio tristate area with experienced employer defense counsel. Our experienced lawyers help companies avoid wrongful discharge claims and defend those claims when they are made. When you are ready to work with an experienced tristate wrongful termination defense attorney, contact us. Call (304) 523-2100 in the greater Huntington area or (866) 617-4736 nationwide.