While there are several legitimate reasons for employees to be let go, employers who violate the legal rights of those who work for them can be subject to lawsuits due to wrongful termination. Employment laws at the federal and state levels protect employees from illegitimate and unfair firing practices and are enforced with court rulings that may result in monetary compensation and even reinstatement.
Employees who feel they have been wrongfully terminated may pursue court intervention if their employers:
1. Do not abide by either written or oral agreements pertaining to employment.
2. Retaliate against employees.
3. Violate labor laws.
4. Engage in sexual harassment or allow harassment to continue despite complaints.
5. Violate anti-discrimination laws.
Douglas Geyman owns and operates Law Offices of Douglas E. Geyman in San Diego. He has practiced law since 1992 and was named to the Best Attorneys list for employment law by the San Diego Bar Association.