Las Vegas Employment Lawyer –Wrongful TerminationMany people know that Nevada is a Right to Work state but not many people fully comprehend what this means. Essentially it means that you really have only three protections as an Employee: (1) Union Protection; (2) Employment Contracts; and (3) Title VII Protection.
Union Laws – Collective Bargaining Agreement
Typically, if you belong to a Union, that Union should have a Collective Bargaining Agreement with your employer. That Collective Bargaining Agreement is what controls when it comes to policies and procedures for terminating a Union Employee. If you are Union, you should contact your Union Representative right away to see if you are entitled to filing a Grievance to get your job back.
In some cases, your Employer may have signed an Employment Agreement with you. This Employment Agreement may outline how long your term of employment is for and whether or not you can be fired with or without cause. If you have an employment agreement, you should take it to an employment lawyer right away for review.
Federal law prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on one of the Title VII protected classes. If you feel like you were discriminated against because of your race, religion, gender, disability, etc., then you are entitled to protection under Federal Law. If you feel this way, you should go see your local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission office right away for a charge of discrimination.