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What do I do if I think I was wrongfully terminated?

What do I do if I think I was wrongfully terminated?

In most cases, you’ll first need to file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). There might also be state or local requirements regarding filing a complaint. Meeting with an employment attorney is a good place to begin if you have a reason to believe you were wrongfully terminated.

What is a wrongful termination case?

In California, a wrongful termination lawsuit is a legal action in which a worker claims he or she was fired or laid off for an illegal reason. This generally means a violation of federal or state law, or public policy.

Can a fired employee sue for wrongful termination?

Wrongful termination. A fired employee’s claim that the firing breached an employment contract or some public law. Where an employment contract requires termination only for cause, a terminated employee can sue for arbitrary discharge. Wrongful discharge claims usually arise, however, under the default rule of at-will employment,…

What is the legal term for wrongful termination?

Wrongful termination may also be called wrongful discharge, wrongful firing, wrongful dismissal, illegal discharge, illegal termination, and illegal dismissal. See Abusive discharge (compare).

Can a government employee be fired for retaliatory termination?

Although at-will employees are protected from termination by civil rights laws and other laws that prohibit retaliatory termination, in the absence of a contract of employment or collective bargaining agreement, or civil service protections extended to government workers, they have few protections from being fired.

When does a wrongful termination violate public policy?

One of the most common terminations that violation public policy is when an employee is terminated for reporting an alleged unlawful conduct that the employer has engaged in. This protected activity is called “whistleblowing.” What Rights Does a Whistleblower Have? When Does a Wrongful Termination Violate Public Policy?