Wrongful termination is an instance in which an employee is discharged from his or her employment under illegal circumstances. Such charges of unlawfulness can be based on racial or sexual discrimination, unjust cause for firing, maternity-related dismissal, or forced retirement. Wrongful termination may also involve discrepancies in salary and work hours after an individual has been dismissed from a place of employment. Human resources expert witnesses are often utilized for cases involving wrongful termination, as they are knowledgeable in fair employment practices such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), and other labor laws that have been implemented to protect worker liability.
Lawsuits related to wrongful termination can result from several different types of situations. If an employee acts as a whistleblower, for instance, and is fired shortly after, the former employee can make a claim against his or her employer. Whistleblowing or addressing an unfair practice against employees within a company should not lead to an employee dismissal, as laws are in place to protect such individuals. The employer will usually challenge a claim of wrongful termination, so a human resource expert should be brought in to evaluate the situation and determine the standards in relation to fair employment practices. Such dismissals can also cause economic or emotional distress, which may also be relevant to the claim.
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