Wrongful termination can happen in just about any setting, not only the public business sector. Recently, right here in New Jersey, the president of a college and an attorney for the institution filed a lawsuit alleging that they were let go after looking into financial issues within the school. According to the suit, the plaintiffs claim that the Board of Trustees colluded to oust the two after they raised concerns about certain conduct within the financial department, some of which may have even qualified as criminal.
Furthermore, the suit alleges that the reasons given for the terminations were in fact groundless. If that is the case, many more heads could roll pending an outside investigation. In addition to their suit against the school, the two also filed a suit to enforce their reinstatement to their previous positions.
It still remains to be seen how this matter will play out, but it is an excellent reminder that no industry or field of employment is safe from unfair practices or potentially illegal termination. While wrongful termination is often thought of as existing primarily in the public business sector, this is simply not the case.
If you believe that you suffered a wrongful termination, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney who understands how to fight for justice and fair employment practices. There is no reason to simply accept an unfair or illegal termination, even if you do not wish to be reinstated. With proper legal counsel, you can ensure that your rights remain secure, while you stand up for justice and the rights and careers of countless others who have suffered similar wrongful termination.
Source: NJ.com, “Fired N.J. college president, attorney sue alleging retaliation, conspiracy,” Karen Yi, May 03, 2017