What Qualifies For Wrongful Termination?
When you are an at-will employee, it can be difficult to know when being fired qualifies as wrongful termination. At-will employment means that you or your employer can terminate your employment at any time without cause. For a firing to qualify as wrongful termination, you must be let go for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation.
Most people are upset when they lose their job, and may have anger or feel their employer was unjustified in letting them go. This isn’t enough to qualify as wrongful termination. However, if your situation does require a lawyer because your rights have been violated, we can help. Our attorneys are deeply experienced in wrongful termination cases.
We are Texas attorneys who work cases in the San Antonio area. If you have questions, reach out to our team.
What You Should Do If You Are Concerned About Wrongful Termination
While your employer can terminate you at any time, if you are worried that your rights are being violated, there are steps you can take. Make sure you have documentation of the circumstances surrounding your firing. A lawyer can help you decide whether or not you have a legal case.
You can also ask your employer to see your personnel files. This is another way to document issues that may have come up. Keep emails and make copies of any documents you have that can help your case, and hire an experienced attorney to help review your materials.