Protecting Yourself From Wrongful Termination

In many parts of the country, a person’s employment may be considered as “at will.” This type of employment allows employers to terminate employment, with or without a cause for reason.

However, there must be no violation of federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. If an employee has been discriminated against and their employment resulted in termination, then they have been illegally and wrongfully terminated.

Wrongful termination occurs when an one’s employment has been terminated due to discrimination for any reason, the request to take a leave of absence, in retaliation, or a breach of contract.

If you have been terminated due to your age, gender, nationality, race, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation, then this is considered wrongful and against the law. It is also against the law to be terminated due to the request to take a military, FMLA, or pregnancy-related leave of absence.

If any employee has reported any workplace violations, and his or her employer, the employer is prohibited from terminating the employee for that cause. If one is terminated due to this, then this is considered retaliation and is wrongful. The same goes for an employee who’s termination was due to a violation of their employment contract, then the employee has been wrongfully terminated.

If you have reason to believe that your termination was illegal and wrongful, it is important to protect yourself. Be sure to contact an employment attorney immediately. Experienced employment attorneys will not only determine if you have a valid claim, but they can also help you to file a wrongful termination claim against your former employer. In addition, since you may be entitled to unemployment, severance pay, or damages due to your claim, an employment attorney may be able to get you your lost pay.

If you have questions or need help with your wrongful termination, discrimination, or retaliation claim, contact the employment attorneys at Maduff & Maduff today.