It is easy to be upset if you are fired or laid off from your job. Many people automatically assume they were wrongfully terminated. While this may be true, there are times when this is not the case. Instead, the employer had every right to make this decision.
It is important to know what employers are and are not allowed to do as governed by the law. You should also understand your rights as an employee, as this can go a long way in helping you remedy a situation in which you were wrongfully discharged.
Here are three points to consider:
— Did your employer explain why your employment is being terminated? This is an important question to answer. For example, there is a big difference between being laid off due to company cutbacks and being fired because you are disabled.
— Retaliation. It is possible that you could be discharged as a result of retaliation, such as for reporting a wrongdoing within the company.
— Is your termination in line with federal labor laws? There are many laws in place to protect employees. Many companies break these laws. Some know they are breaking the law, while others do so inadvertently. Either way, the end result is the same: an employee who is terminated from his or her position.
If you were wrongfully terminated from your job, it is important to understand what happened and whether or not you are in position to put up a fight. This is the only way to guarantee that you are treated fairly.
Source: FindLaw, “Was I Wrongfully Discharged From My Job?,” accessed June 08, 2015