Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Wrongful Termination

What is Wrongful Termination?

When an employer fires or lays off an employee for any illegal or discriminatory reason, it is considered wrongful termination under employment law. Wrongful termination can occur if an employer violates a public policy, does not follow through on a promise made to the employee, terminates an employee for discriminatory reasons or if the employer violates their employment contract with the employee. Reasons an employer may wrongfully terminate an individual include:

  • Discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation or religion
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Violation of employment laws
  • Violation of an employment contract or verbal promise
  • Making a claim or filing a complaint against the employer

If an employee can prove that they were fired or laid off illegally, he or she can claim wrongful termination against the employer. If wrongful termination does occur, the employee may be able to recover damages by receiving:

  • Monetary compensation
  • A sizable severance package
  • Statutory penalties paid by the employer
  • Punitive damages for the employee's lost wages

Wrongful Termination Lawyers

An employment lawyer can help you file a wrongful termination claim if you believe you were fired or laid off unjustly or illegally. An attorney will review your case fully to determine whether or not your termination was wrongful. They can gather evidence from your employment contract, workplace handbook, employment application, job description, performance evaluation, work-related emails, and other relevant records. A lawyer with experience in wrongful termination cases will help ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

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Attorney Search Network can refer you to a knowledgeable employment law attorney that is experienced in wrongful termination cases. If you have been wrongfully terminated, we can help you find strong representation to defend and protect your rights.

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