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