Were you a victim of wrongful termination?

On Behalf of | May 14, 2024 | Workers' Compensation Retaliation |

Cases of wrongful termination occur if you are fired from your job in a way that breaches the terms of your employment contract or violates the law. Recognizing whether your dismissal falls under this category is often challenging but is crucial for determining your next steps.

Here are some of the signs of wrongful termination and what to do if you are in this situation.

Signs of wrongful termination

The first step is to know what wrongful termination includes. Some situations where you may have been wrongfully terminated include:

  • Contract breach: If your employer terminated your employment in violation of the written, verbal, or implied terms of your employment agreement, it might constitute wrongful termination.
  • Discrimination: The law makes it illegal to terminate someone based on their national origin, disability, age, sex, color, religion or race. It could be wrongful if you suspect your firing was motivated by any such discrimination.
  • Retaliation: Employers cannot legally terminate an employee for a protected activity, such as whistleblowing, filing a complaint against unlawful practices or participating in an investigation.

It is time to investigate the situation  if you believe any of these played a role when you were terminated.

What to do in cases of wrongful termination

Don’t wait to act if you suspect wrongful termination. Keep detailed records of all interactions with your employer related to your firing, including emails, messages and meeting notes.

You must also know your legal rights under federal and state employment laws. This can clarify whether your termination was unlawful.

Being terminated from a job is a significant event, and if it was done wrongfully, you might be entitled to remedies such as compensation for lost wages or even reinstatement. Understanding the signs and what steps to take can help you navigate this challenging time more effectively. If you believe you were wrongfully terminated, taking action sooner rather than later can be beneficial in addressing the issue.

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