Wrongful terminations are not as uncommon as you may think, and that's why you need to protect yourself. As someone who has been terminated from your position, you may be concerned that you were terminated in a manner that was against the law. Your reasoning is that you recently reported harassment at work, and now you suddenly are out of the job.
How can you prove that you've been wrongfully terminated? What can you do to show that you deserve to keep your job? Here are a few things to remember:
Retaliation is not legal
Retaliation isn't legal. If you can show that you were terminated from your position for filing a harassment complaint or exercising other rights you had an employee, you may be able to win a case against your employer for wrongful termination.
Discrimination could lead to wrongful terminations
Another thing to consider is whether or not discrimination played a role in your termination. Federal law protects individuals from termination due to national origin, race, religion, sex, genetic information, age, gender or disability. To prove that discrimination played a part in your termination, you'll have to show direct evidence, if you have it. For example, if your employer sends you a racist email, that could be beneficial for the court to see. Likewise, if all the women at the company suddenly got laid off but the men did not, that could show gender discrimination.
Our site has more about retaliation and wrongful termination. You deserve to know the truth and be compensated if you were wrongfully terminated.