Lessons to be learned from a wrongful termination

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2021 | Employment Law |

Delaware employers typically enjoy significant leeway when it comes to managing their workers. However, they are not allowed to terminate employees for any reason that violates local, state or federal law. If you have been a victim of wrongful termination, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or other damages. You may also be entitled to reinstatement to the position that you held before you were terminated.

What can companies do to prevent wrongful termination from occurring?

Companies may be able to reduce the risk of a wrongful termination claim by creating an inclusive workplace culture. Doing so can help to ensure that workers are judged by their merits as opposed to their gender, religious views or national origin. Additionally, organizations should have a plan in place to investigate workplace harassment or discrimination claims. This may prevent anyone within the company from taking actions that might be seen as retaliatory in nature.

Don’t be afraid to speak out

Companies are not allowed to terminate employees simply because they file a workplace harassment claim. Furthermore, if you are let go because you took part in a workplace harassment case, that may be an example of wrongful termination. Therefore, you should not be afraid to speak out against an employer’s potentially illegal activity. Of course, if you are going to take action against your employer, it’s important to gather evidence to support your claim before doing so.

If you feel as if you were wrongfully terminated, it may be worthwhile to take action against those who engaged in improper activity. You may be able to use personnel records, manager statements or other forms of evidence to show that you were treated unfairly by decision-makers within your organization.