Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is wrongfully fired by his or her employer. Also known as wrongful dismissal or wrongful discharge, these matters are a common occurrence in the workplace and there are laws in place to prevent these problems or rectify a situation should it arise.
Wrongful termination claims can be filed under a variety of legal conditions, including:
- Termination for making a worker’s compensation claim
- Breach of contract
- Being owed wages or overtime
- Testifying against an employer
- Taking bereavement
- Refusal to participate in discrimination
Proving wrongful termination can be very challenging, which is why it’s important to seek the advice a wrongful termination attorney to help protect your rights as an employee. Whenever possible, our team of legal experts will aim to resolve issues between an employer and employee amicably to avoid filing a claim, saving both parties on time and money. An employer may require guidance on proper labor and employment law practices, or an employee may need legal advice before accepting an offer for employment. Whatever the circumstances, the Bourassa Law Group can help and ensure that no employee is unlawfully fired from his or her job.