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Wrongful Termination

Most states in the United States operate under a right-to-work system. Under this system, employers or employees can end their employment relationship at any time for any reason. However, there are still some instances where an employee’s termination violates the law. These scenarios are referred to as wrongful terminations.

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Illegal Firing

There are not many ways that a termination can be determined to be wrongful. In general, a wrongful termination comes about because of either a breach of contract, or discriminatory practices.

Breach of Contract

When an employee enters into an employer’s care, there is usually an employment contract that is signed. This happens even when the employee is part-time or a contractor. For the duration of the contract, an employee can only be terminated for reasons enumerated in the contract. If an employer breaks the terms of the contract, and fires the employee for reasons not listed in the contract, then the employee can file a wrongful termination lawsuit on the basis of a breach of contract.

Discriminatory Termination

Sometimes employers will fire groups of people or have a pattern of firing people who have certain features in common. In general this is not illegal unless those features are protected. In the United States, it is illegal to discriminate against individuals on the basis of certain characteristics such as:

- Age
- Color
- Ethnicity
- National Origin
- Disability Status
- Race
- Religion
- Sex

If an employer terminates employees on the basis of one of these protected characteristics, they may be found to be acting in a discriminatory way and those terminations may be considered wrongful.

Protecting Employment Rights

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Wrongful Termination Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is wrongful termination?

A wrongful termination refers to a situation in which an employee is fired or otherwise terminated in a way that breaches state or federal laws, or the terms of an employment contract. If a termination is determined to be wrongful in a court of law, the offended party may be entitled to compensation.

2. Can I sue for wrongful termination?

Yes. If a termination was in violation of state or federal laws, a former employee may file a lawsuit to seek compensation from their former employer. Depending on the specific details of the case, the employee may be able to be reinstated, or they may be able to secure back pay or front pay that they would have made if not for the wrongful termination. 

3. How can I prove wrongful termination?

Since the United States is a right-to-work nation in the vast majority of cases, most terminations are not wrongful. Employers generally have the right to end an employment whenever they see fit. However, there are two major exceptions to this rule: termination on the basis of a protected class, and contract violation.

If an employee is working under an employment contract, and the contract does not state that the employment relationship can be terminated at any time, then firing an employee at will is a violation of the contract. If an employer violates the contract and terminates the employee anyway, that can be a wrongful termination. Similarly, if an employer terminates a group of people based on their race, religion, sex, ethnicity, or other protected class, that may be seen as discriminatory behavior and render the terminations wrongful.

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