Grounds to Sue for Wrongful Termination

When Can You Sue For Wrongful Termination?

A company can fire an employee for several reasons. Often, however, these reasons are wrong or illegal. An employee who is wrongfully terminated can file a wrongful termination suit against the employer. Some of the common grounds to sue for wrongful termination include;

  1. Discrimination

If you were fired because of your age, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or even your HIV status, that’s wrongful termination.

  1. Because you asserted a right

If your company fired you because you asserted a right such as a right to take sick leave or maternity leave or get paid overtime.

  1. Because you were a whistleblower

If you got fired because the company was engaged in misconduct and you spoke out against it, that’s wrongful termination.

  1. Breach of an implied contract

If you took the job or stayed with the company because they led you to believe that you had a long term future, but the company turned around and breached the agreement, that may be a wrongful termination.

  1. Resisting sexual harassment

This is another ground for a wrongful termination lawsuit. It is wrong for an employer to retaliate against an employee who stood against harassment.

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