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Q:
What should I do if my employer terminated me, and the firing was in breach of our New York contract?

A:

Employers sometimes act hastily when making decisions relating to termination, and these actions can result in the breach of a New York contract. A recent example of this involves Southern University’s termination of its former athletic director. The firing occurred following the athletic director’s arrest for misdemeanor prostitution. He was later acquitted of the charge, but had already been terminated and therefore lost out on approximately two years of wages from the university. The employee is now suing the university for breach of contract.

What should you do if you find yourself in a similar situation? The following are six helpful steps for bringing a breach of contract claim against your former employer:

  • Contact a New York breach of contract attorney for guidance in bringing a claim against your employer.
  • With the help of your attorney, assess whether your agreement is an enforceable New York contract.
  • Review the terms of the contract to determine whether the termination is a breach of the agreement.
  • Review the terms of the agreement to ensure that you fulfilled your obligations under the contract and did not do anything that could constitute a breach.
  • Calculate the financial loss that you suffered as a result of the breach of a New York contract.
  • Ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner to avoid any statute of limitations issues.

Since every contract is different and the facts and circumstances surrounding your termination will dictate the best action to take, it is vital that you enlist the help of an experienced New York business litigation attorney. Call our office today at (888) 497-3410 for a free consultation.