Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination Claims

Fired employees often assume that they were wrongfully terminated.  Employees and employers need to remember that an employee can be legally terminated without cause if the employee is employed at will, and the employer had no illegal motivation for the termination.  While the employee may perceive this as unfair, it is not actionable.

A termination may be wrongful if:

  • An employee has a written employment contract that is violated by the termination
  • An employee can show that the parties agreed by words or conduct that the employee would only be discharged for good cause.
  • The termination was somehow related to an employee’s age, disability, family or marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation
  • The termination was an act of retaliation against an employee who has filed a complaint about sexual harassment, a wage and hour claim or any other similar employment matter
  • The termination was an act of retaliation against an employee who discovers that their employer is breaking the law and reports them to the authorities — “blows the whistle.”

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