Wrongful termination is a widely used phrase that has given way to a lot of misconceptions. Unfortunately, these misconceptions lead to mistakes in pursuing wrongful termination cases. If you were recently terminated from a job, you might wonder if you have a wrongful termination case.
There are a few key facts that every employee should understand.
1. Disagreement does not constitute wrongful termination
You might disagree with the grounds that your employer uses to terminate you. Even if you believe that they are incorrect, that does not mean that your termination is wrongful. You do not have to agree with the grounds of your termination for it to be fair.
2. Employment-at-will does not negate wrongful termination
Deleware is an employment-at-will state, which means that your employer can terminate your employment at any time. Many people assume that at-will employment negates wrongful termination claims. If you believe that your employer fired you as a result of discrimination, you still have grounds for a wrongful termination claim.
3. You do not have to tolerate retaliation
You do not have to accept wrongful termination as retaliation for whistleblowing or standing up for your rights. You may believe that retaliation is hard to prove, but a preponderance of evidence based on performance reviews and the timing of the termination may prove your case.
You do not have to take a wrongful termination lightly, but you should understand the facts about it. With so much misinformation out there, you should understand the truth and recognize when to pursue a claim.