We Help Workers Take Action When Employers Break The Law
Kansas is an "at will" employment state, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee for practically any reason other than violation of discrimination laws. However, there are some notable exceptions.
The Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz takes action on behalf of employees who have been terminated in violation of the law. They can obtain compensation for their clients, and force employers to comply with the wage laws.
Whistleblower statutes offer protection to people who report illegal acts committed by employers. They can enable the whistleblower to obtain compensation and reinstatement if the employee wishes to return to their job.
Understanding The Wrongful Discharge Law
If you have been wrongfully terminated, the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz will vigorously represent you in all legal and administrative venues to obtain compensation and justice for you.
Examples of wrongful discharge include termination for:
- Filing a workers' compensation claim
- Reporting an OSHA violation, including health, safety or environmental violations
- Whistleblowing or reporting other types of corporate wrongdoing
- Refusal to perform an illegal act — such as falsifying a loan application, bribery to obtain a contract, or falsifying invoices or purchase orders
If you are a party to an employment contract that specifies certain grounds for termination and your employer fails to follow the contract, you may have cause for a breach of contract suit. On the other hand, if your employer fails to follow termination procedures in its employee manual, you might also have a case.
An Experienced Advocate
Michael Shultz has practiced employment law for over 20 years — first on behalf of employers and now on behalf of employees. Mike uses the law and the legal system to obtain compensation for victims of wrongful discharge practices, employment discrimination and other violations of employment rights.
In taking your case, the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz will thoroughly investigate your employer's behavior and work to maximize the compensation you receive.
Let Us Review Your Case
For a free initial consultation* with the Law Firm of Michael M. Shultz, call 785-838-4300 or send the firm an email. The firm represents clients in Shawnee County, northeast Kansas and across the state from an office in Topeka.
*Our free initial consultation is designed to help potential clients determine whether he or she has valid legal claims that can be filed with state or federal agencies or with the courts. It is usually completed via phone and lasts a maximum of 30 minutes. A follow-up office visit may be scheduled if appropriate.