Fired For The Wrong Reasons
Verify Your References During Wrongful Termination
What is Wrongful Termination?
After establishing wrongful termination, a former employee gains the right to sue their former employer for any damages they’ve encountered, which includes loss and wage and fringe benefits. If the wrongful termination is additionally against “public policy,” then punitive damages can also be included. In order to bring a wrongful termination suit, there must be no “good cause” for the discharge of the employee. This is the most common defense and justification by the employer. It is also required for the employee to have had an express contract of continued employment, or at least an implied contract based on the circumstances of their hiring. It is also possible to argue there were other legitimate reasons that led the employee to believe that the employment would be permanent.
Another possible part of a wrongful termination suit may be a violation of statutory prohibitions against discrimination, due to factors such as race, gender, sexual preference, or age. Termination of employment in a way that is contrary to public policy can also lead to this type of lawsuit, such as in retribution for exposing dishonest acts by the boss or company. An employee who believes they’re the victim of a wrongful termination may bring an action for breach of contract and damages.
Discrimination comes in many forms, including age, disability, racial, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender, or national origin discrimination. Find out more about discrimination in the workforce and how it affects your ability to land a job.
Sexual harassment is unlawful under both state and federal laws. Simply stated, sexual harassment is an abuse of the employer’s power. Find out more about how this can lead to poor job references in the future.
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If you or your client is the victim of a wrongful termination, our professional and discreet staff can contact your former employer and inquire as to why an individual was terminated. The former employer will not be aware that you are utilizing our service. Our highly trained staff will contact the employer just as any other prospective employer would. We know the specific types of questions that can elicit the information necessary to pursue a wrongful termination claim. This will help you get evidence that is admissible in court, and give you information necessary to counter their claims in future employment opportunities.