Arizona is an at-will employment state. In other words, an employer may terminate an employee for good cause or no reason at all. Wrongful termination arises when an employer has fired an employee in violation of the Arizona Employment Protection Act. Specifically, the statute provides that an employee may have a wrongful termination claim when the termination of employment occurs under various circumstances, including the following:

  • In breach of an employment contract
  • In violation of an Arizona statute
  • In violation of the Arizona Civil Rights Act
  • In violation of OSHA laws
  • In violation of laws governing the hours of employment
  • In retaliation for the employee’s refusal to commit an act that would violate Arizona law
  • In retaliation for whistleblowing
  • In retaliation for exercising workers’ compensation rights

The Law Office of Shiloh K. Hoggard, P.L.L.C., has the knowledge and experience to advise or represent employers and employees regarding liability for wrongful termination.