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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Due to their concern for wrongful termination, they launched a blog series centered around the topic.
In today's litigious world, the best solution to a wrongful termination lawsuit is to avoid it at the outset.
Ciber filed a complaint against HIDOT on September 25, 2015 seeking, among other things, an appeal of the termination and damages for wrongful termination and for breach of contract.
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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.
Livingston, granted a settlement and separation agreement in May, filed a claim when the district failed to pay him and charged wrongful termination and defamation of character for damages in excess of the original $234,000 settlement.
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A settlement reached February 10 in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by Byears prohibits either side from talking.