Wrongful termination arises when an employee believes the employer illegally fired him or her. This occurs when an employee is fired and that firing breaches an employment contract or employment law. If an employment contract requires termination only for cause, the employee can sue for an arbitrary discharge. If the claim is based on a law the employee must show an unlawful action by the employer. The unlawful action can include discrimination, sexual harassment, or retaliation for whistleblowing.
However, any termination that seems unreasonable is not necessarily wrongful termination. For example, if a contract for employment is at-will, the employee can be fired for any reason at any time. Unless the reason violates one of the employment laws.
Wrongful termination can also be called wrongful discharge, wrongful firing, wrongful dismissal, illegal discharge, illegal termination, and illegal dismissal.
If you think you have been wrongfully terminated we can help. At McOmber McOmber & Luber, we take a proactive approach to each and every legal issue our clients face. Call our Red Bank office at 732-842-6500, our Marlton office at 856-985-9800, or contact us at 888-396-0736 or online for a free consultation.