When you go to work, you expect to be able to do your job without harassment, discrimination or other types of mistreatment. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and some Tennessee employees find that they experience a range of problems due to the actions of their employers or coworkers. Speaking up about their experience, reporting mistreatment or exercising their rights could lead to additional complications.
Wrongful termination is something that occurs when a person loses his or her job for an unfair reason. Often, the motivation for this is to retaliate against an employee for filing a claim or defending his or her rights and interests. Regardless of the reason, wrongful termination is illegal and inexcusable, and victims do not have to remain silent.
Did it happen to you?
Wrongful termination happens any time an employer breaks the law or violates company policy when firing an employee. As an employee, you have protections against this type of treatment, and knowing about your rights can help you in the event that this happens to you. Common examples of wrongful termination include the following:
- An employee lost his or her job after reporting sexual harassment from the employer or coworker.
- The employer violated the terms of an employment contract in the decision to terminate.
- The employer made the decision to terminate the employee on the basis of his or her gender, age, religion or other factor.
- The termination immediately follows a report from the employee that demonstrates the wrongful actions of the employer.
Wrongful termination is more than just an inconvenience. It can lead to financial difficulty for your family, as well as make it difficult for you to find future employment. If you suspect wrongful termination, it is within your rights to speak out and seek justice. A careful assessment of your case may reveal that you have a valid reason to take legal action against your employer.
Fighting for your rights
You do not have to fight back against wrongful termination on your own. You will benefit from seeking the guidance and support of a legal professional as you pursue legal recourse after wrongfully losing your job. You may have a case in which you can bring to light the illegal actions of your employer and seek appropriate compensation for any losses you experienced.