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Top 10 Wrongful Termination Articles

Some people have a knack for quitting a job in style. For instance, a flight attendant announced that he quit his job over the plane’s public address system, grabbed two beers, and then exited the plane by deploying the evacuation slide and sliding down it.

Getting fired, however, is not quite as glamorous. While employers often have legitimate reasons for firing employees, sometimes employees are wrongfully terminated. "Wrongful termination" usually occurs when an employer either (1) terminates an employee in a manner that violates an employment contract; or (2) terminates an employee for an unlawful reason. Here are the top wrongful employment articles:

1. Wrongful Termination in Texas

Generally, in Texas, employment is "at will," meaning that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any reason (unless there is an employment contract saying otherwise). However, Texas does have a narrow cause of action for wrongful termination.

2. Unfair Termination: What Is Unfair?

This article is about unfair termination, which is the firing of an employee for unjust reasons.

3. Wrongful Terminations

The rules regarding when termination is wrongful vary from state to state. However, a majority of states follow the rules of "at will" employment.

4. How to File a Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

This article discusses the process for filing a wrongful termination lawsuit, including what evidence you will need and how to get advice through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

5. EEOC Mediation Lawyers

In most cases, you must file a complaint with EEOC before you can file a private lawsuit against your employer. EEOC mediation helps you and your employer reach a mutual agreement on how to resolve the violations.

6. Filing a Wrongful Termination Claim

This article discusses the procedure for filing a wrongful termination claim, what your past employer can say to your future employers, and the protections you have from your employee handbook.

7. Proving Retaliatory Discharge

Retaliatory discharge is when an employer punishes an employee by terminating him or her. Retaliatory discharge is considered to be illegal and a form of wrongful termination.

8. Wrongful Termination in Illinois

In Illinois, employment agreements that do not run for a specified time period can be terminated at will by either party. Unless a contract says otherwise, employees can be fired for almost any reason. There are, however, some exceptions.

9. Wrongful Termination

This is a list of articles involving workplace disputes and wrongful termination.

10. Wrongful Termination in Georgia

Georgia is an "at will" employment state. Absent a contract saying otherwise, either the employee or employer can terminate the employment agreement for any reason.

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  • Peter Clarke

    LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor

    Attorney at Law