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Knowing what counts as wrongful termination

If you are terminated from your job, you may ask yourself this question: Was the termination legal?

If you don't understand what counts as wrongful termination, it's easy to be taken advantage of by your employer.

A wrongful termination is one that breaks the law in some way, shape, or form. An example of this would be if you are fired for one or the following:

-- Discrimination, such as age, gender, religion, color, race, and national origin.

-- Filing a workers' compensation claim for an injury you suffered on the job.

-- Taking leave as provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act.

-- Blowing the whistle.

-- Complaining about discrimination.

-- Supporting a coworker's claim of discrimination.

-- Supporting a union.

-- Filing a complaint regarding health concerns or safety violations.

-- Filing a complaint regarding wage and hour issues, such as unpaid overtime.

When you take a step back to examine your situation, you can more easily see if you have been terminated or forced to quit for an illegal reason, such as one of those detailed above.

If you find yourself in this position in Palm Beach, there is no time to waste. You need to protect your legal rights, and the best way of doing so is by contacting our law firm.

With our help, the company will no longer push you around. Instead, you will have somebody on your side who knows the law. Contact us via phone or online to setup a consultation. It is during that time that we can discuss the finer details of your claim.

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