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 case has far-reaching implications for all workers improperly subjected to unconstitutional violations of their rights that lead to wrongful terminations.
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After both sides had presented their arguments in court, the jury, on October 16th 2014, declared that the employee's privacy had indeed been invaded which resulted in his wrongful termination in violation of California public policy and awarded him an amount of one million, thirty five thousand dollars ($1,035,000.