Nine Ways to Avoid Wrongful Discharge

1428640_93151908An ex-employee’s wrongful discharge action against an employer is more likely today.  That’s because laws and court decisions, protecting employees and expanding on employees’ rights, have increased.

So, what are the employer, manager and supervisor to do?

Begin by understanding the concept of wrongful discharge.  Wrongful as in illegal and unfair.  And discharge, as in termination.  So the ex-employee, in filing a legal action against an employer and claiming wrongful discharge is asserting the termination violates a legal right or a legal protection, or violates an employer’s promise or commitment, or violates the unwritten provision in the contract of employment that the employer and the employee will deal fairly with each other.

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