Wrongful Dismissal

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Wrongful Dismissal

The termination of an employee in violation of relevant law, the contract of employment or the employer's own dismissal procedures. What constitutes wrongful dismissal varies by jurisdiction. Generally, however, termination because of race, sex or other protected class is illegal. Likewise, dismissal outside the parameters the employer himself has set in place may be considered wrongful. Wrongful dismissal may result in a lawsuit.
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The federal judge also dismissed Coleman's wrongful discharge claim saying that she alleged a "fraudulent scheme in ominous but highly generalized terms as a plot" to prevent Coleman from drawing a higher pension, but did not identify with specificity any fraudulent statements or representations by PenFed management.
Employees facing a wrongful discharge situation are often left in a state of shock and anxiety about the steps they should take to move forward.
5 in Chelan County Superior Court, Bringman claims wrongful discharge, age discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, wrongful withholding of wages and negligent hiring of Rickard.
Bobbi Shurt liff; and Davyd Sweeting Morris: Plaintiff alleges wrongful discharge and retaliation, and makes whistle-blowing claim.
Managers should avoid ambiguous, satisfactory-sounding reviews that would not support the employer's position in the event of a subsequent wrongful discharge suit.
If not, is your reason for the termination based on either of the two elements needed to support a wrongful discharge claim?
Employee B brings a wrongful discharge action against Corporation X
As a result, Arditi withdrew his claims against the company for violation of the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation.
The Colorado Supreme Court held that provisions of professional ethical codes can constitute a source of public policy for purposes of a wrongful discharge claim if two criteria are met.
Superior Court, wherein the California Supreme Court held that in-house counsel may pursue claims for retaliatory discharge but also imposed a hurdle to succeeding with such claims: "Where the elements of a wrongful discharge in violation of fundamental public policy claim by terminated corporate counsel cannot .
When there are employee issues, the client would not be responsible for handling related disciplinary actions, liability for wrongful discharge or regulatory compliance unless otherwise agreed upon.
LAHORE, August 24, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Inspector General of Police Punjab taking serious notice on Monday ordered a high level enquiry against Rana Muhammad Azeem DSP and Muhammad Rafique Inspector for wrongful discharge of bounce cheque of Rs 1.