Protecting Your Rights
Nevada is a “right-to-work” state. Employers will stand behind this phrase and try to convince you that they can terminate your employment for any reason — or for no reason at all. This is not necessarily true. Employers in Nevada still have to adhere to the law and public policy of the state. Attorney Ivy Gage of The Gage Law Firm, PLLC, has 25 years of experience fighting for employees’ rights and standing up to large companies on behalf of individual workers.
In the absence of an employment contract, which specifically provides for termination only for “cause,” an employee in the state of Nevada is generally considered to be an “at will” employee. This means that in Nevada, an employee may be fired at any time with or without notice and with or without cause. There are, however, several exceptions to this rule. Some of these exceptions are as follows:
- Termination for requesting or taking a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Termination for requesting reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Termination for filing for workers’ compensation or pursuing one’s rights under the workers’ compensation laws of the state of Nevada
- Termination for complaining about or opposing unlawful discrimination or harassment based on a protected class feature such as age, race, sex, national origin, religion or disability
- Termination for refusing to work in an unreasonably unsafe business or work environment
- Termination for reporting illegal activity or illegal business practices
If you have been wrongfully terminated from your employment, your lawyer may be able to help you recover money damages and, in some cases, punitive damages to punish the employer.
Contact The Gage Law Firm, PLLC
Call The Gage Law Firm, PLLC, today for a free consultation at 702-517-5369 , toll free at 1-866-974-1137 or contact us on the web. Our office is in Las Vegas, but we can help residents throughout Nevada.