Wrongful Termination in Virginia and Making a Claim for Unemployment Benefits

Written by our employment lawyers in Virginia Beach

In this day and age, employees are often caught unaware when they find out that they have been terminated. Virginia is an “at will” Commonwealth, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee for a number of different reasons. However, if your employer breaks the law when terminating you, there may be a remedy through “wrongful termination”.

To determine whether you are the victim of a wrongful termination, it is imperative that you meet with a Virginia employment lawyer. At Klein, Rowell & Shall, our employment lawyers in Virginia Beach can analyze your case and determine whether your termination was wrongful under the law. If it was, our lawyers can advise you whether you should try to negotiate a settlement or go to court.

For more than a decade, our employment lawyers have handled wrongful termination and other employment cases for individuals in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and throughout Hampton Roads.

If terminated, then what?
One of the options you may have is to apply for unemployment benefits. Our employment lawyers have successfully represented many workers who have applied for those very important benefits.

Keep in mind that you will be denied from receiving your benefits if it is believed you were fired for misconduct. It is important to have an employment lawyer help you prove your case because the burden is on you to show you are eligible to receive benefits and that you were in fact fired for something other than misconduct.

Whether in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Chesapeake, our employment lawyers can advise you how to best handle a termination which you believe is wrongful. We can also advise and represent you in your quest to get unemployment benefits.

If you are searching for experienced employment lawyers with proven results, please call us at (757) 432-2500 or use our online form below.

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