Dena Standley | March 06, 2023
Summary: If any employer fires you for any illegal reason, you might have a case of wrongful termination. Wrongful termination may be involved if you’ve been fired for any of the following reasons: retaliation, breach of contract, refusal to commit illegal acts, whistleblowing, public policy violation, and manipulated dismissal. If you’re suffering from debt as a result of wrongful termination, SoloSuit can help you fight off debt collectors and win in court.
Wrongful termination, also referred to as wrongful dismissal or wrongful discharge, occurs when an employer relieves an employee of their duties over an illegal reason. Even though fired employees may feel they were wrongfully terminated, the reason behind it should violate state or federal laws or the contractual agreement to qualify.
Moreover, most states recognize at-will employment, meaning neither the employee nor employer requires a reason to terminate employment. Despite this allowance, termination is still considered wrongful if it meets certain legal criteria.
In this article, we will look at wrongful termination by giving examples and exploring what to do if you have been wrongfully terminated. But first, have debt collectors contacted you because you couldn't make payments after wrongful termination? SoloSuit can help you fight off debt collectors and win in court. Check out this video to learn more.
As mentioned earlier, some laws limit the reasons an employer can fire an employee. For instance, an employee should not be fired because of religion, race, sex, color, or national origin. Other examples of wrongful termination are as follows:
Now, let’s consider an example of wrongful termination due to retaliation.
Example: Teddy’s employer requested him to work overtime but did not receive reimbursement. He asked his employer severally for compensation, but he refused to honor the agreement. Teddy reported to his state's labor commission and was fired when his boss found out about it.
And here’s another example regarding public policy violation:
Example: Wendy got fired after two months of medical leave due to a severe road accident. Her employer had told her to return to work sooner, despite her doctor’s advice against it.
Are you a victim of wrongful termination? If so, you can take action to address the issue and have the employer explain to the labor department or judge why they wrongfully terminated you. As a result, you may get your job back or receive compensation. Consider the following recommendation if you have been wrongfully terminated:
Losing your job unexpectedly can put you in a desperate position—especially if you have pending debt. Debt collectors may call if you fail to keep up with the payments. If they start contacting you, SoloSuit can help you deal with them.
For instance, try sending a Debt Validation Letter to get the debt collectors off your back for some time as they work on verifying that the debt is yours. If you’ve been sued for a debt, it’s important to respond with a written Answer as soon as possible. You can also settle your debt for less negotiating a payment plan or a lump-sum pay off.
SoloSuit makes it easy to fight debt collectors.
You can use SoloSuit to respond to a debt lawsuit, to send letters to collectors, and even to settle a debt.
SoloSuit's Answer service is a step-by-step web-app that asks you all the necessary questions to complete your Answer. Upon completion, we'll have an attorney review your document and we'll file it for you.
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