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 wrongful termination claim is just the tip of the iceberg," said Sherman, whose complaint discloses numerous health and safety violations, building code infractions, workers' compensation and property insurance transgressions, tax evasion, threats, fraud, co-mingling of funds and entities, falsifying records, retaliation and coercion.
Lawsuits related to employee leaves of absence or disability 9% accommodation Discrimination or harassment claims 40% Wrongful termination claims 18% Wage and hour lawsuits alleging unpaid overtime, off-the-cIock 18% work, missed meal and rest periods, etc.
The dissenting judge agreed with the majority's decision to affirm the trial court in overruling the preliminary objections as to the cause of action for wrongful termination.
Southern, a partner in the Southern & Allen law firm of Little Rock, is representing Fess in the wrongful termination case.
The court found, inter alia, that since Thompson's claim for wrongful termination was based solely upon public policy, and she identified no independent source of public policy to support her claim.
In addition to specific statutory laws protecting employees from discharge based upon an employer's illegal motives (such as discrimination), employees may be able to make a legal claim for wrongful termination under certain other circumstances.
D'Unger sued the foundation for wrongful termination, basing his charge on the state's whistleblower statute.
But if that is the case, then why are there so many wrongful termination lawsuits?
A former county corrections officer sued a county, alleging wrongful termination.
Wrongful termination recoveries in recent years have followed a similar path.
Wrongful termination can allow you to claim compensation--although it will usually be difficult to prove that one of these issues was the only reason for the dismissal.
For many years there have been disputes between taxpayers and the IRS concerning the taxable amount of court awards or settlements taxpayers receive from wrongful termination claims under a contingent fee arrangement.