Indiana Wrongful Termination

If you’ve been laid off, you may be wondering at what point ending someone’s employment crosses over from unfair to illegal. Indiana, like most other states, has “at-will” employment, which gives employers a lot of leeway when it comes to firing their workers — they can do so for almost any reason, or no reason at all.

That said, there are a few exceptions to this rule, and some layoffs do qualify as wrongful termination. In cases such as these, an employee should contact an attorney to see about filing a wrongful termination lawsuit to recover lost wages and other damages. If they were unlawfully let go, they could be owed significant compensation.

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in Indiana?

Because Indiana is an at-will state, most dismissals (even unwarranted ones) don’t violate any laws. Those that do usually break federal laws, not state ones. Here are some examples:

  • Discrimination: Many of the U.S.’s labor and employment laws protect employees on the basis of their age, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, parental status, and other protected characteristics. Layoffs that occur because of discrimination against one or more of these traits may qualify as wrongful termination.
  • Retaliation: Retaliation occurs when an employer fires an employee for blowing the whistle on illegal conduct, complaining to Human Resources about unethical or unprofessional behavior, or filing a workers’ compensation claim. If an employee is fired for one of these actions, they may have a wrongful termination case.
  • Breach of Contract: In Indiana, if an employee has a written or oral contract guaranteeing employment for a certain amount of time, and their employer violates that contract, the employee may be able to file a lawsuit.

How Do I File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit?

Speaking with a labor and employment attorney is the fastest way to find out if you are owed compensation for lost wages, lost benefits, and emotional distress. At Morgan & Morgan, our consultations are free, it costs nothing upfront to hire us, and we get paid only if you win.

Over the past 30 years, we’ve recovered more than $7 billion for our clients. We specialize in personal injury and consumer protection cases, and our trial-ready lawyers won’t settle for one penny less than our clients deserve.

To see if one of our Indiana wrongful termination attorneys can help you, schedule a free case evaluation.


" They really care, know what they are doing and treat you as though you are their only client! "

~ Robert

Insurance Offer$200,000
turned into
What we got $1,200,000
" Made this difficult legal matter as painless as possible and helped lead us to victory. "

~ Catherine

Insurance Offer$60,000
turned into
What we got $1,050,000
" Outstanding firm that has their clients interest at heart. "

~ Derrick

Insurance Offer$200,000
turned into
What we got $3,500,000
" They really set the bar high...I highly recommend. "

~ Carole

Insurance Offer$5,000
turned into
What we got $2,000,000
" They made everything hassle free, which is exactly what I needed in my busy life. "

~ Smith

Insurance Offer$5,000
turned into
What we got $367,000
" Helped me every step of the way! "

~ Pappadakis

Insurance Offer$100,000
turned into
What we got $2,602,150

Offices near You

Fort Lauderdale
5300 NW 33rd Ave, Suite 219
2451 Crittenden Drive, 40217
Panama City
1022 W. 23rd St., Suite 630 32405
101 Riverfront Blvd, Suite 600 34205
4495 South Semoran Boulevard, 32807
5801 West Colonial, 32808
500A Northside Crossing, Suite 9 31210
170 Meeting Street, Suite 110 29401
777 Gloucester Street, Suite 400 31520
402 South Kentucky Avenue, Suite 402 33801

Current call wait: 9 seconds

Client Testimonial Videos

Free Indiana Wrongful Termination Case Review

Share your experience and we will call you

or Call Now

By submitting you agree to our Terms & Privacy Policy.