Wrongful Termination

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Wrongful Termination: Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
Learn how wrongful termination cases work and whether a lawyer is necessary. ... READ MORE

How Do I Find a Wrongful Termination Lawyer?
Learn tips on where to look for a lawyer if you were wrongfully fired. ... READ MORE

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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

 

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You need to contact an employment attorney who handles wage and hour issues. Our firm handles these issues, offers free consultations, and works on a contingency fee in most cases.    Ohio ...Read more

Dear Anonymous,   In Indiana, employers are entitled to require employees to get flu shots.  Since Indiana is an "at-will" employment state, an employee that refuses to be vaccinated can b ...Read more

Yes, they can suspend you. Yes, they can say you quit when you did not. The fact that they say you quit might, in some very, very limited circustances, give you a cause of action for defamation. Howev ...Read more

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Maine man says Bath Iron Works wrongfully fired him

Maine man says Bath Iron Works fired him because he coached kids while on medical leave from bangordailynews.com http://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/18/news/midcoast/maine-man-says-bath-iron-works-fire ... Read more

Coaches counter UMD’s claims in lawsuit

Coaches counter UMD’s claims in lawsuit from duluthnewstribune.com http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4280623-coaches-counter-umds-claims-lawsuitLaw Office of Simon W. Johnson swj@swjlawoffic ... Read more

Lawsuit against Michael Waltrip Racing can go to trial, judge rules

Lawsuit against Michael Waltrip Racing can go to trial, judge rules from charlotteobserver.com http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article153886279.htmlLaw Office of Simon W. Johnson swj@swjla ... Read more

Lawsuit claims bankrupt Aquion Energy fired workers without notice

Lawsuit claims bankrupt Aquion Energy fired workers without notice from powersource.post-gazette.com http://powersource.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2017/04/12/Lawsuit-bankrupt-Aquion-Energy-fi ... Read more

PHILADELPHIA WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWYERS: DAMAGES AVAILABLE FOR FMLA WRONG

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

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