Two simple words can turn your life upside down. This is especially true if you believe your firing falls under the definition of wrongful termination.
The definition of wrongful termination is when an employer fires a worker for unlawful reasons or the termination violated a company policy or an employment contract. Wrongful termination does not have a uniform definition because each state enacts its own set of statutes that cover the employment law issue.
Unless you sign a contract or participate in a collective bargaining agreement, your employment status is considered at will. Neither you nor your employer needs a reason to end the employment relationship. For example, you can quit your job because you found a better professional opportunity. On the other hand, your employer can let you go to save money on labor costs.
Acts of wrongful termination nullify the legal application of at-will employment. If you feel your employer violated state and/or federal law by wrongfully terminating the employment relationship, you should contact one of the state-licensed employment law attorneys at Morgan & Morgan. We will review your case to determine whether your firing falls under the definition of wrongful termination.
If we determine your employer violated an employment law by terminating the employment relationship, our team of labor lawyers will decide which legal option makes the most sense for your particular case.