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Wrongful Termination

The legal definition of wrongful termination is quite specific. Wrongful discharge requires that your employer fire you for an illegal reason. This could involve a violation of federal anti-discrimination laws or a contractual breach.

For instance, a company cannot fire an employee because of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, or disability. It is also illegal to fire someone because they lodged a complaint against their employer or acted as a whistleblower.

Such adverse actions are retaliation and are unlawful. This section explains the meaning of at-will employment and also describes how to determine if you have an implied employment contract. In addition, this article discusses the elements of wrongful termination and how to file a claim against your employer.

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