An unfair employment discharge due to unlawful reason is termed as wrongful termination. If an employee is terminated based on the race, age, disability, or gender, it can be considered as a wrongful termination. Sometimes employers also fire individuals if they come to know that a person has filed a claim of discrimination against the employer. Wrongful dismissal may also be evident when an employee refuses to commit an illegal act suggested by the employer. There are certain wrongful termination laws to help employees regarding these issues.
The laws that protect employees from termination due to unlawful reasons are called wrongful termination laws. The laws are different for different jurisdictions. Filings based on discrimination, breach of contract, harassment, or retaliation are concerned with these laws.
The wrongful termination laws are pertained to all the companies which are under the particular jurisdiction. However, they are enforced only when a complaint is given by the employee. The complaint is taken from an employee for a wrongful termination action against the employee only after being fired. There are different rules for determining the process of a wrongful termination action.
It is necessary to file a formal lawsuit against the company in a court at some severe instances. Also, the employment disputes must be kept before the law officials. If an employee feels that he or she is fired because of discrimination, then a proof has to be showed to the law officers regarding it. A strong proof for the cause of discrimination or any other reason can make a wrongful dismissal case successful. On the basis of documented violations written in the laws, the employer is punished.