In the absence of an employment contract, employment in the United States is generally considered “at will.” This means that you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. You can walk into work one day wearing the wrong color shoes and can be lawfully fired for it. A termination that is “wrongful” happens when an employee is discharged from employment for illegal reasons. For example, a termination that is motivated by discrimination or one that contravenes a public policy found in the state statute such as complaining about not getting over time or minimum wages can be wrongful.
If you believe your termination was wrongful or you have not been treated according to the law or company policy, you can get help. You can contact Robert S. Boulter for a consultation to determine whether you may have valid claims for wrongful termination.