What is Wrongful termination claim?
Someone who believes they were fired unfairly or illegally files a wrongful termination claim in a court of law.
A wrongful termination claim is a legal action filed by an employee against an employer who they believe fired them illegally. The majority of this kind of termination claims are based on violations of state or federal laws, but they can also be based on a breach of an employment contract.
Dismissal due to discrimination, medical history, retaliation for whistleblowing/complaint filing, organizing a union, or without contractual cause are all examples of the same.
The compensation can include monetary damages and/or reinstatement of employment. Individuals who believe their involuntary dismissal is a violation of the law may file a wrongful termination claim against their employer. This claim is similar to a lawsuit in that the employee files a claim against their former employer, seeking compensation for being fired unfairly.
How to file a wrongful termination?
First and foremost, an employee must read their original agreement letter or employment contract to determine what rights and resources are available to them. They should also avoid signing any sort of severance agreement with their employer, especially if it expressly states that they waive any rights to file a claim or seek legal redress.