Wrongful Termination Lawsuits


Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired from a job unjustly.  It is difficult to prove because most states have an “at-will” policy when it comes to employment, which means that either the employer or the employee may terminate employment at any time without consequence.  Successful wrongful termination litigation usually involves proving the firing was because of discrimination (based on race, gender, age, national origin, religion or disability), retaliation or defamation of character.   Damages awarded in such cases are determined by the difference between the likely compensation that the plaintiff would have earned but for the wrongful termination, and the likely compensation that the plaintiff can be expected to earn from alternate employment given the wrongful termination.