Judge-made rule prohibits employers in many states from firing an employee who opposes or refuses to participate in certain unlawful or unethical activities. An employee's termination is wrongful if it violates state or federal laws or the employer's written or verbal stipulations for termination.
How to establish wrongful discharge?
While an employer may not need a reason for firing an employee, terminations are considered wrongful if they meet certain criteria. The motives behind wrongful termination may include retaliation, discrimination, disinterest in making work accommodations for a person with disabilities, and many more scenarios.
Examples of wrongful termination:
- Breach of contract
- Constructive dismissal
- Violation of public policy
- Committing illegal acts
What to do when charged with wrongful discharge?
Experienced wrongful termination lawyers can help analyze all facts and details of your case, look at your specific situation and give you their determination. If you have been fired because you opposed or refused to engage in unlawful or fraudulent activity please contact our attorneys.