Discrimination is Not Grounds for Wrongful Termination

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Employers often discriminate against the people they terminate. Under employment law, wrongful termination occurs when an employer fires or lays off an employee for illegal reasons such as sexual harassment, age, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation based discrimination.

Every state carries their own wrongful termination laws. In California, an employee can be fired for any reason, even without a reason. However, California employees are still protected against wrongful termination. Terminations based on discrimination of age, race, gender, religion and sexual orientation can be illegal.

If you have been terminated for non-business and/or non-performance based issues, you could be wrongfully terminated. You may be able to claim wrongful termination if you can prove that the termination was based on the aforementioned discrimination criteria.

You could recover monetary damages and sometimes even negotiation for a suitable severance package. Some wrongful termination claims incorporate statutory penalties. Some end in the employer's payment of damages or punitive damages for the employee's lost wages.

Wrongful termination laws allow victims to file complaints with designated government agencies or file private lawsuits. An experienced employment attorney can help you file your claim. An employment attorney knows wrongful termination laws and can help determine if you have a valid case by reviewing the employment application, company handbook, your employment contract, job description, screening documentation, resume, performance evaluations, and any other relevant records.

If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, contact Attorney Search Network today. Speak to a representative at Attorney Search Network for an employment lawyer referral.

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