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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employer-only liability would be insufficient to deter wrongful discharges, as this case clearly demonstrates.
5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 1, 2012, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision on whether it recognizes a common law tort claim of wrongful discharge against an individual who was not the plaintiff's actual employer, such as a supervisor or manager, but who participated in the wrongful firing of the plaintiff.