Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination Employment Law

Wrongful Termination Law:

Under employment law, wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires or lays off an employee for illegal reasons. These reasons include:

  • Reasons of sexual harassment
  • Violation of oral / written employment contracts
  • Violation of employment laws
  • Race, Gender, Religion or Sexual Orientation based discrimination
  • Firing because the employee filed a complaint against the reporter

An employee may be able to claim wrongful termination if he/she can prove that the termination violated a promise by the employer, jeopardized a public policy or did not follow the good faith outlined in the employment contract.

When an employer fires or lays off an employee for any illegal or discriminatory reason, it is considered wrongful termination under employment law. Wrongful termination can occur if an employer violates a public policy, does not follow through on a promise made to the employee, terminates an employee for discriminatory reasons or if the employer violates their employment contract with the employee. Reasons an employer may wrongfully terminate an individual include:

  • Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Violation of employment laws
  • Violation of an employment contract or verbal promise
  • Making a claim or filing a complaint against the employer

If an employee can prove that they were fired or laid off illegally, he or she can claim wrongful termination against the employer. If wrongful termination does occur, the employee may be able to recover damages by receiving:

  • Monetary compensation
  • A sizable severance package
  • Statutory penalties paid by the employer
  • Punitive damages for the employee's lost wages

Wrongful Termination Legal Issues:

An employee who has been laid off or fired and believes it was a result of wrongful termination may have a right to claim wrongful termination against their former employer. Employees might have the right to recover monetary damages and sometimes even negotiation for a suitable severance package for compensation. Some wrongful termination claims incorporate statutory penalties. Some end in the employer's payment of damages or punitive damages for the employee's lost wages.

Wrongful Termination Lawyers

An employment lawyer can help you file a wrongful termination claim if you believe you were fired or laid off unjustly or illegally. An attorney will review your case fully to determine whether or not your termination was wrongful. They can gather evidence from your employment contract, workplace handbook, employment application, job description, performance evaluation, work-related emails, and other relevant records. A lawyer with experience in wrongful termination cases will help ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

What an Employment Lawyer can do for you:

Employees experiencing wrongful termination who believe they were unjustly fired or laid off may have the right to file a wrongful termination claim. An experienced wrongful termination lawyer can help you file your claim. An experienced termination attorney knows employment law matters. An attorney can help determine if you have a valid wrongful termination case by reviewing the employment application, company handbook, your employment contract, job description, screening documentation, resume, performance evaluations, and any other relevant records.

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