Recovery for Terminated Employees
Ben Barrett and David Miraldi demonstrated that under Ohio case law minority shareholders in a closely held corporation could not be fired unless the company could prove that there was a legitimate business reason for their termination. After suit and numerous depositions, the company agreed to pay a substantial sum to settle the wrongful termination case prior to a jury trial.
There are other exceptions to the "at will" doctrine that may allow a terminated employee to bring a claim. Federal and state statutes protect employees from being fired because of race, sex, age or disability. Employees may also be protected if they can establish that the termination was in retaliation for filing a Workers Compensation Claim, taking advantage of the Federal Medical Leave Act, or being a "Whistleblower".
Wrongful termination cases are technical and hard fought. However it is very rewarding when a successful result is achieved for a wrongfully terminated employee