If you have been fired or laid off recently and feel that you may have lost your job based on an illegal reason, you may have the prerogative to bring a case for wrongful termination against the company you once worked for. Legal solutions that may be available to you include financial damages and, if you haven’t been technically let go yet, negotiation for an adequate severance package that includes a fair amount of monetary compensation.
Were you recently fired from a job and you believe it was an act of wrongful termination? You deserve justice! Contact an employment law attorney in your area today to learn more about your legal options.
Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired from their job based on any of the following reasons, including but not limited to:
- Sexual Orientation
- Marital Status
- Certain Medical Situations (you may be protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA)
The term “wrongful termination” normally refers to an inpidual being terminated from their job when they shouldn’t have been. Other common terms that refer to this act include wrongful discharge and wrongful dismissal. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer terminates an employee strictly because of their race, gender, or other unlawful reason that has absolutely nothing to do with their job performance.
Certain scenarios may or may not represent wrongful termination. For instance, an employer may not terminate an employee simply because he or she refuses to do something that would benefit the company since it would also be illegal. This scenario would be considered wrongful termination, as it is unlawful for an employer to order an employee to commit an illegal act. Another case in point is when an employer has not adhered to the business’s termination policies. Policies may specifically outline the specific steps that must be taken in order to terminate an employee. When these policies are not adhered to, then a worker may have a valid wrongful termination case against their former employer.
If you or a loved one recently lost a job, it is important to seek the justice you deserve if you believe it was an act of wrongful termination. Contact an employment lawyer in your area today to learn more the various legal options that are available to you!