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Wrongful Termination and Employment At Will

On Behalf of | Apr 4, 2014 | Firm News |

Wrongful Termination and Employment At Will Most employees are “employees at will,” which means that they can leave their employment when they chose and can be fired for any reason or no reason as long as it is not a discriminatory reason.  An employee at will is any employee who does not have an employment contract that restricts the way in which the employee or employer may terminate the relationship.An employee may feel that they have been wrongfully terminated when they are fired for reasons related to their age, the color of their skin, their ethnicity, a disability, or because they have complained about some improper business conduct.  An employee may also have a wrongful termination claim when they have been fired for engaging in some protected activity such as filing a workers’ compensation claim or attending jury service.  In all of these instances, the Company will offer what they claim is a legitimate business reason for the termination, such as poor performance, reduction in force, job elimination, corporate restructuring etc.  If you disagree with the reason and believe that you are being discriminated against for some protected reason, you should contact an attorney to discuss your options.