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Friday, October 11, 2013

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

In the United States, we’ve largely grown used to an “at-will” system of employment. This generally means that both the employer and employee are free to terminate their working relationship at any point with no legal repercussions.

However, not everyone is an at-will employee, and even those who are have rights regarding their employment. When those rights are violated, you can find help from the experienced wrongful termination lawyers at The Cochran Firm.

While losing your job is always traumatic, our wrongful termination lawyers understand that only certain kinds of terminations qualify as actionable. Laws vary by state, but common examples of wrongful terminations include:

  • Firings that directly break a relevant law (such as terminating a whistleblower)
  • Retaliatory termination for a workers’ comp claim or sexual harassment suit
  • Racial or sexual discrimination in firing
  • Firing a female employee once she becomes pregnant
  • Defaming the character of an employee in order to justify a termination.
This is far from an exhaustive list. The important thing is to understand that there’s no one wrongful termination law that applies to everyone. Instead, there is a complex of web of local, state and federal laws that govern employment law.

At The Cochran Firm, our wrongful termination lawyers understand these laws and can evaluate your case to determine if you have a claim.

If you feel you’ve been wrongly fired and you want to speak with a wrongful termination lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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