Wrongful Termination

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What Is a Wrongful Termination?
A wrongful termination is any firing that is illegal. A firing is illegal when it: violates a federal, state, or local law, or violates an employment contract. Just because a termination is unfair doesn’t make it illegal. For example, it might be unfair for your boss to fire you so he can hire ... READ MORE

What Are Illegal Reasons for Firing?
Wrongful termination cases that are not based on an employment contract typically fall into one of two categories: being a member of a protected group, or taking a protected action. Member of a Protected Group Employees cannot be fired for having certain characteristics or attributes. Federal ... READ MORE

Can I Sue for Wrongful Termination If I Quit?
Most of the time, you need to be fired or laid off to have a wrongful termination claim. However, in some cases, employees who quit due to intolerable working conditions can file a “constructive discharge” lawsuit. To win this type of case, you will need to show that conditions at work were so bad ... READ MORE

How Do I File a Wrongful Termination Claim?
If your wrongful termination claim is based on discrimination or harassment, you will need to file an administrative complaint first (called a “charge”). You must typically file your charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—or a state agency that enforces antidiscrimination ... READ MORE

Can I Get My Job Back After Being Wrongfully Terminated?
One of the remedies in a wrongful termination is reinstatement: having your employer rehire you. In some cases, this may be possible. For example, if your boss fired you for rejecting his sexual advances—and no one else at the company was aware of it—an acceptable solution might be to fire the boss ... READ MORE

Can I Get Unemployment Benefits If I Was Wrongfully Terminated?
It’s a common misconception that unemployment benefits are only available when someone is laid off. In most states, unemployment benefits are available to workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Employees who are wrongfully terminated often fall into this category. The same is true ... READ MORE

Wrongful Termination FAQs for Employees
If you’ve heard the term “wrongful termination,” you might wonder exactly what it means. When is a termination “wrongful?” Is it anytime an employee is fired for an unfair reason? What if an employee is fired for no reason at all? In these questions and answers, we explain what situations give ... READ MORE

Wrongful Termination Damages: What Kinds of Losses Lead to Higher Compensation?
If you believe you were fired illegally, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth it to bring a wrongful termination claim against your former employer. If you win your case, how much can you expect to receive in compensation? The answer to that question will depend largely on the losses or “damages” ... READ MORE

Wrongful Termination: What Types of Claims Are Most Successful?
If you believe you were fired illegally from your job (what’s known as “wrongful termination”), you probably want to know if you can get your former employer to pay for your financial losses and other damages. We recently surveyed readers with wrongful termination claims to find out why they were ... READ MORE

Wrongful Termination: Will I Get a Settlement or Award?
If you’ve been fired because of illegal discrimination or harassment—or another reason that amounts to wrongful termination—you may be wondering whether it’s worth it to file a claim or sue your former employer. What are your chances of getting compensated for your financial losses? We surveyed ... READ MORE


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 There is no legal right most likely in the situation as an employee at will to keep your job or to prevent an employer from terminating you simply because of absences unless they would have been ...Read more

There aren't sufficient facts to determine what your legal cause of action would be and whether you would have a right to legal action but I'm willing to hear these facts and see if I could be of help ...Read more

As a general rule, an employee can be terminated even though the employer does not follow the procedure set forth in the employee handbook. Tennessee has the employment a will doctrine which states ...Read more

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The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal law that gives employees the right to take unpaid leave from their jobs for family or medical reasons. The Act also ensures that the indivi ... Read more


Experienced Employment Lawyers for Retaliatory PracticesMany employees see a job as a lifeline for finances and benefits and will do what they can to hold on to it, even if it means going unpaid for o ... Read more

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On February 17, 2016, Philadelphia wrongful termination lawyer, Sidney L. Gold, of Sidney L. Gold & Associates, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsy ... Read more


Doctors spend many years studying and working to earn their medical license. The loss of a medical license can be a devastating blow to anyone who has committed their life to practicing medicine. ... Read more

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