Under employment law, wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires or lays off an employee for illegal reasons. These reasons include:
1.Reasons of sexual harassment; 2.Violation of oral / written employment contracts; 3.Violation of employment laws; 4.Race, Gender, Religion or Sexual Orientation based discrimination; 5.Firing because the employee filed a complaint against the reporter.
An employee may be able to claim wrongful termination if he/she can prove that the termination violated a promise by the employer, jeopardized a public policy or did not follow the good faith outlined in the employment contract.
Consequences of Wrongful Termination:
An employee who has been laid off or fired and believes it was a result of wrongful termination may have a right to claim wrongful termination against their former employer. Employees might have the right to recover monetary damages and sometimes even negotiation for a suitable severance package for compensation. Some wrongful termination claims incorporate statutory penalties. Some end in the employer's payment of damages or punitive damages for the employee's lost wages.
What a Lawyer can do for you:
Employees experiencing wrongful termination who believe they were unjustly fired or laid off may have the right to file a wrongful termination claim. An experienced wrongful termination lawyer can help you file your claim. An experienced termination attorney knows employment law matters. An attorney can help determine if you have a valid wrongful termination case by reviewing the employment application, company handbook, your employment contract, job description, screening documentation, resume, performance evaluations, and any other relevant records.
The Law Office of Joseph R. Haytas can help:
If you feel you have been fired or laid off for wrongful termination reasons, you may contact the Law Office of Joseph R. Haytas. Each case is unique. Joseph R. Haytas will meet with you personally about your matter and explore with you any and all options you may have
under your particular circumstances.