It is not uncommon for an employee to believe he or she was wrongfully fired, especially if it seems to have been done without a just cause, but U.S. employment laws are very specific about what constitutes wrongful termination.
A wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired for an illegal reason, such as illegal discrimination or a breach of contract. Federal employment law provides that no employee can be fired on the basis of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or disability.
An employee also may have a wrongful workplace termination case if he or she was fired for lodging a legal complaint against the employer or for making whistleblower allegations exposing the employer’s wrongdoing. Both these examples are forms of retaliation and both are illegal.
Workplace Retaliation Lawsuit
If you feel your employer has violated your rights under federal and/or state employment and labor laws, your best first move is to contact a labor and employment lawyer. You can be confident knowing Beasley Allen’s team of experienced workplace lawyers have your back and will work to get you the compensation you deserve.