Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?

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  2. Wrongful Termination: Was Your Firing Illegal?

Under the law, there are several ways that an employee can be wrongfully terminated, including:

Discrimination – you cannot be terminated or otherwise discriminated against because of your age, race, sex, religion, or disability.

Whistleblowing – it is against the law for an employer to fire or retaliate in any fashion against an employee who has provided information to legal authorities about illegal behavior in the workplace.

Defamation — If an employer has taken actions or made comments that damage an employee’s reputation, the employee can sue on defamation grounds.

Employment contract — If you have an employment contract — written, oral or implied — this limits your employer’s right to fire you.  If your employer dismisses you for reasons that are not included in your employment agreement, you may have a legal claim for breach of contract.

Forced to quit?

Sometimes a wrongful termination claim is justified even if you weren’t fired but instead forced to quit your job for certain reasons.  Some of these reasons could include:

  • Discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or age)
  • Refusal to protect you from illegal harassment
  • Failure to provide reasonable accommodation for your disability
  • Refusal to give you time off that you’re legally entitled to take
  • Retaliation for exercising a legal right (like filing a wage complaint) or for reporting an employer’s illegal activity
  • If your work environment was made so unpleasant that you could no longer do your job, your wages have been reduced, or you have suffered a demotion without cause.

If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, let the attorneys at Armstrong & Vaught, P.L.C. help. We will aggressively fight to secure the compensation you deserve. Call us at (918) 582-2500 or toll-free at (800) 722-8880 or complete the simple form below for a free consultation with a skilled attorney.

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