There are laws on the books from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that prohibit retaliation against employees by their employer. The laws also protect employees from discrimination in the workplace. When it comes to retaliation, employees are able to take part in certain protected activities without having to worry about their employer retaliating against them in one way or another.
If you're wrongfully terminated from your job, it's important that you don't simply walk away and begin your search for a new opportunity. Instead, learn more about what went wrong with a focus on protecting your legal rights.
A former fire captain in Paterson, New Jersey, has sued the city on the grounds of wrongful termination.
You get hired on as an at-will employee. Your employer explains that it's very common and that all of the other employees have the same classification, but you still want to know what it means for you.
You can lose your job for a variety of reasons, some legal and some illegal. If you've been terminated, it's important to understand why and to focus your time on protecting your legal rights.
Your employer does not want to be accused of wrongful termination for firing you for something that breaches employment laws. Therefore, they tell you that you need to quit or take an unpaid leave. Is that still illegal?
Did you get fired, and are you wondering if that firing was actually illegal? While employers in the United States do have a lot of freedom to hire and fire employees as they see fit, that does not mean every situation adheres to the letter of the law. Here are four questions to ask if you think your employer violated your rights:
The trouble with age discrimination in the workplace is that your company may try to make it look like something else. If they deny you a promotion based on your age, they could try to blame your performance or your interview skills, for instance.
You know that you have a right to a safe workplace. You know that your employer is supposed to eliminate unnecessary dangers, give you proper training, provide personal protection equipment and much more.
It is not always simple to know when or if you can challenge your termination from work, especially if you are employed at-will. An overly simplistic understanding of at-will employment may lead many people to think that an employer can simply fire an employee for any reason without recourse, but this is not the case.